Six persons have died in a landslide in Sokoto State.
The disaster struck at Illela Kalmato village in Illela local government area of the state.
The victims were excavating sand as part of communal efforts to build a house for a friend who is getting married.
The names of the victims are given as Bashar Dalhatu, Bashar Maciji, Bashar Buhari, Isah Ahmadu, Abdullahi Sani and Biliyaminu Jadi.
A witness, Mallam Hamza Illela, said one of them escaped unhurt when the site caved in.Please subscribe to our newsletter