No fewer than 65 houses have been destroyed in Umudike, Ossissa communities Ndokwa West/East Local Government Areas of Delta State, after a torrential rainfall.
Report says the rain was accompanied by windfall that lasted three hours, with six persons also injured.
Speaking to DAILY POST, traditional Prime Ministers in the communities, Chief Onotu-Uku and Chief Joseph Eloke Adibeli, said: “65 houses, thousands of plantain belonging to eighty-six victims, including other cash crops such as coconut trees, pepper fruit trees, water boreholes facilities were destroyed; roofs of the affected buildings were pulled-off, the victims are now homeless”.
Similar rainfall had destroyed several houses last weekend in Alifikede, Agbor areas.
But Onotu-Uku while appealing to the State and Federal Governments to come to their aid, said that the disaster had thrown the residents, particularly the victims into untold hardship.
One of the victims, Chief David Igbinoba who spoke to DAILY POST said: “the rainfall virtually finished our properties, I have nowhere to sleep now, two of my houses where affected, I am finished, I want people to help me, I am old, where do I start from?”