No fewer than 46 houses and a monarch’s palace  were  destroyed by a rainstorm in Are Ekiti, a town in Ifelodun/Irepodun Local Government Area of Ekiti.

The incident, which followed  three days  of downpour, has thrown the community into a state of apprehension as many victims have been  displaced.

The Alare of Are Ekiti, Oba Boluade Adebiyi, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, told NAN that the property of his subjects, including a section of the palace, were affected.

He appealed to both the state and the Federal Governments to come to the aid of the community.

One of the victims of the rainstorm, Ayodele Anisulowo, lamented that the roof of his family house was blown off while members of the family had been rendered homeless.

Other towns affected, included Governor Kayode Fayemi’s hometown of Isan Ekiti and Iludun in Oye Local Government Area.