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Dozens die in central Nigeria flood

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Torrential rains in Ibadan near Lagos Nigeria

At least 35 people have been killed and many others remain missing in central Nigeria, where torrential rains have resulted in a devastating flood.

“We have recovered the bodies of 35 people that drowned in the overnight flooding,” said Manasie Phampe, head of the Red Cross in Nigeria adding, “About 200 homes have either been submerged or destroyed.”

The victims include a ninety year old woman and a three month old baby, he added.

“Rainwater and water from the Lamingo dam which overflowed swept across several neighborhoods in the city,” the official explained and added “We are still searching for more bodies as many people have been declared missing.”

Also last week three people lost their lives in floods in Ibadan near Lagos.

Torrential rains are common in Nigeria from March to September.


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