Four persons, including three children, were killed on Thursday by a landslide at an excavation site in Funtawa village, Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Eyewitnesses told newsmen that the incident occurred at about 10:30.
They said after the incident, people besieged the site to rescue the victims, who were brought out dead.
The Secretary of the council, Alhaji Garba Lawal, confirmed the incident and said that it took the rescuers three hours to recover the bodies of the victims.
Lawal said the deceased were taken to their families for burial in accordance with Islamic injunction.
The scribe said the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the council, Alhaji Nasiru Iyatawa, had visited the families of the deceased to commiserate with them.