Windstorm Destroys 35 Houses In Imo, Displaces 575 Persons

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Windstorm Destroys 35 Houses In Imo, Displaces 575 Persons

No fewer than 35 houses and business premises was destroyed as a windstorm swept through Umuejem village, in Owerri West Local Local Government of Imo State.

The windstorm also displaced 575 people according to findings by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Thursday during an assessment tour of the affected village.

The incident also reportedly left one person dead and three others injured.

Briefing reporters on Thursday, NEMA officials led by the Acting Head of Imo-Abia Operations Office, Mr. Chidi Ogundu, confirmed the casualty rate and expressed shock at the level of havoc the windstorm caused.

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