From Desmond Mgboh Kano

An early morning rainfall which lasted for hours has caused considerable damages in some residential areas in Kano State.

Daily Sun gathered that the downpour, which started at about 5am, flooded a number of areas in the metropolis, with considerable impact on the Panisau/Jaba axis of the state capital.

It was observed that the flood barred early morning workers from driving out of the highbrow Jaba residential area, while also resulting in a traffic gridlock of cars that stretched a distance on either side.

The flood also overran some portions of lands at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, especially towards the airport fence facing Jaba Highway.

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Besides, it flooded the new expressway leading to the Export Processing Zone, situated along Panisau junction, with many commuters literally swimming their way to their destinations.

As of press time, the pressure on traffic caused by the overflowed water in the affected areas has subsided substantially, even though the extent of damages caused by it could not be established. Meanwhile, a departmental building at the School of Technology, Kano State Polytechnic, has been razed by a fire outbreak.

The fire reportedly engulfed the entire Arts and Industrial Department of the polytechnic.

Spokesperson, Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Yusif Abudullahi, confirmed the tragedy, which happened, yesterday morning. He, however, could not say what exactly led to the outbreak.

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