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Rainstorm kills one, renders over 500 homeless in Delta ~ Truth Reporters

For residents of Iyede kingdom, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, it was tears of agony when rainstorm, Saturday wrecked havoc in some communities, killing one person.

The rainstorm left mark of ruins as about 500 people were rendered homeless during the rainfall accompanied by heavy storms.

Also, some persons were injured in the storm that wrecked havoc in Otor-Iyede, Ekuigbo-lyede, Ogewho and Oghara-lyede.

The deceased, Ataregre Naphtal, 18, from Ekreme in Otor-lyede, according to his father, Mr Ataregre Peter was outside playing with his friends when thunder struck.

Ataregre said his son died immediately as a result of the injury sustained from the rainstorm while his remains has been buried.

Apart from the death, several houses including Concord International School, were destroyed rendering several people homeless in the rainstorm that lasted about two hours.

Also, several electric poles were destroyed leaving the community in total blackout.

A community leader and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Monitoring and Mentoring, Mr. Jonathan Umukoro said “the rainstorm was a terrible one which destroyed several buildings including the Oghara Iyede Town Hall.

"It destroyed over 50 houses. Most of our property have been destroyed. This is beyond our capacity and we call for help from relevant government agencies and well meaning individuals.

Speaking on the development, Chairman of Isoko North Local Government Area, Mr. Emmanuel Egbabor condoled with the family of the deceased and assured that he will immediately visit the area to ascertain the level of damage.

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