PHOTOS: Flood Kills Man Trying To Re-Park His Car, Renders Thousands Homeless in Gombe
Muhammed Bello woke on Wednesday not knowing what fate had in store for him.
He had expectations for the day but did not live to see them come to pass.
Muhammed’s fate was decided by a heavy rain that lasted for about 2 hours in Gombe metropolis.
The deceased was said to have come out of the Mosque after leading a night prayer while it was raining to move his car from where it was parked on the water way.
Eyewitness told Bounce News that Muhammed was still in the car when the rain flooded the drainage and submerged his car.
The 30-year-old graduate of the Gombe State University was later rescued from the flood by aid workers but died on the way to the hospital.
The flood also destroyed houses and rendered over 10,000 people homeless in Kwami town in Kwami local government of Gombe state.
Bounce News visited the affected areas and spoke with some of the flood victims who said the flood remains the worst ever witnessed in the community.
Bala Maifaci, father of five whose house and food stuff were soaked said that he could not salvage anything.
Khalid Abdullahi another victim of the flood said, "The flood entered to my house, some part of the house was pull down and my wife's stuff were washed away".
Jafaru of Anguwan shuwa in Kwami town called on the state government to come to their aid and help prevent future occurrence.