A terrible windstorm in Jalingo has claimed the lives of five persons one of whom was an official driver to a commissioner in the state
A storm which came with heavy downpour in Jalingo, Taraba state capital, has been reported as causing the destruction of a network max which fell on a restaurant, killing four persons including an official driver to a commissioner and three female workers in the eatery.
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The wind storm also killed a man from Maadasa area of the state. The body was brought into a specialist hospital mortuary by the relatives at the time Vanguard was in the Hospital to evaluate the degree of damage caused by the disaster.
The rain which started around 6:19 am in Jalingo on Saturday, May 5, also collapsed a Chapel. Rev. Father Potianus Jafla who was presiding over a mass with seven other students got injured and was taken to federal medical centre in Jalingo.
Potianus,who got a deep cut on his head was discharged along with a student, while six others were still receiving treatment at the hospital.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.om reported that more than 109 lives were lost and many more injured in horrible dust storms that assailed the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
On Wednesday, May 2, the disaster affected electric poles, trees, houses and led to the death of some livestock. Most of the deceased were sleeping when their houses collapsed after being struck by intense bursts of lightning.
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