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Heavy Floods Kill 100 People in Nigeria

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:24 GMT

Nigeria has described the situation in the country as a "national disaster" after serious floods killed about 100 people, the country's most prominent aid organisation said Tuesday.

As reported by AFP, strong monsoon rains have flooded the Niger and Benioui rivers, flooding villages and farms and taking tens of thousands of people into their homes. 

"We have announced the status of the national disaster in four states: Kugi, Delta, Anambra and Niger," Sani Dati of the National Emergency Management Agency told AFP. Eight other states have been placed on the list of states likely to turn into disaster. 


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