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How Windstorm Killed Two, Destroyed Churches, School In Imo Community




Not less than two individuals have died after a windstorm swept via Obinze neighborhood within the Owerri West Native Authorities Space of Imo State.


The storm additionally destroyed two church buildings and a non-public nursery and first college.

Additionally, 35 electrical poles and a brewery depot had been reportedly affected alongside outlets and enterprise centres.

It was gathered that the incident, which occurred round 2.00 pm on Friday close to the Mammi market on the 32 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, alongside the Obinze-Umuokanne Street, injured a number of individuals.

The roofs of the affected buildings had been blown off whereas their blocks had been destroyed.

One of many individuals who died within the incident was mentioned to have sought shelter throughout the rain when the unlucky incident occurred.

A supply mentioned: “The raging wind dismantled a minimum of 35 electrical poles alongside the Umuokanne-Obinze Street.

“It initially claimed one life however on Saturday night, one other particular person was confirmed useless.

”It additionally destroyed two church buildings, a number of homes and a brewery depot.

“One other constructing that collapsed is a beer depot belonging to a businessman within the space.

“We’ve got not seen this type of havoc earlier than. That is very unlucky and the losses are big.”

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