24th June, 2011
Following a heavy rain in the night, several houses have collapsed at Fegge Local Government Area of Kano State, Northwest Nigeria.
At least six people died when their mud huts collapsed and their corpses were later buried at the Gwaneja Cemtery.
The ancient city of Kano has been thrown into mourning as a result of the incident. Women, children and men wept for their loved ones who died.
No one knows for now whether a similar tragedy occurred in other parts Kano State as a result of the flooding caused by the rains.
P.M.NEWS cannot confirm how many mud houses were brought down by the floods.
However, analysts are of the view that the recurring incidents of collapsed buildings may have been caused by illegal building of houses in places that are supposed to be drainage channels. Again, experts identified clustering of houses as another cause.
The masses are calling on the state government to ensure that houses are built where they are supposed to be built.
Only last week, P.M.NEWS recalled that somewhere in Kano hinterland, residents complained of imminent danger over the rains that always fall at night.
A resident, Aminu Ismaila told our correspondent that he has been living in fear as it continues to rain in Kano.
Ismaila lives in a mud house with his three wives and many children. â€œThe masses in Kano need help,â€ he said.