A man, his wife and their four children at Yaldu in Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi State have been killed after the house they are living collapsed.

Days of frequent rainfall, it was gathered, led to the collapse of the building and killed the entire family.

The bodies of the victims have since been buried according to Islamic rites.

The incident has sent panic across the region especially with heavy rainfall causing flooding in parts of the Northern part of the country in recent times.

Seven family members including a husband and his wife, have been found dead in Elele town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The family lived in an estate known as Too Much Money, in  Elele Town.

The spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, told journalists that preliminary investigation showed that the family died as a result of smoke from their generator.

He said the investigation was ongoing.

He said the victims’ remains had been deposited at a mortuary for further investigation.

One of the neighbours, who confirmed the incident to reporters yesterday, said they woke up early hours yesterday and noticed that the victims’ house was still under lock and key. He said they forced the main door to the one-bedroom apartment open.