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Adamawa State Flood: 43 Dead, Over 120,000 Displaced

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Adamawa State Flood: 43 Dead, Over 120,000 Displaced

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Sept 9, 2012 – Adamawa State Flood: 30 Dead, 120 000 Displaced

Adamawa state flood death toll has risen to 43 after heavy rain and the release of water from a Cameroon dam while over 120,000 people displaced, an official said Sunday. naijagists.com

Water was released from the Lagdo dam in late August in neighbouring Cameroon after officials there warned Nigeria several weeks earlier. The opening of the dam led to flooding along the Benue River in Nigeria.

“So far we have recorded 43 deaths from the flooding caused by the release of water from Lagdo dam in Cameroon,” said Shadrach Daniel, secretary of the emergency management agency in Adamawa state.

“Twenty people are still missing. The flood has displaced 121,000 people, with 61,000 living in 30 camps across the state.”

Daniel’s agency had reported 10 deaths in late August. A cholera outbreak had also occurred, with 65 cases recorded, but no deaths, he said.

Flooding this rainy season in various parts of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation with some 160 million people, had already killed dozens. Much of the country has been affected by heavy seasonal rainfall.

Flooding often leads to widespread displacements and casualties during the West African rainy season, as well as disease outbreaks due partly to poor sanitation.

The government in Niger, which also neighbours Nigeria, said last week that at least 68 people had been killed and nearly 500,000 displaced by flooding since July.(pmreports)

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Desire george

    September 9, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Na way rest in peace

  2. Isaac Ifeanyi Zuma

    September 10, 2012 at 6:17 AM

    God help us.

  3. Inemesit Nyong

    September 10, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    DEY HAD ALREADY TOLD US NIGERIANS ABT DIS FLOOD< BUT WAT DID OUR GOVERNMENT DO ABT IT? NOTHING! NOW IMAGINE D LOSS OF LIVES. GOD HELP US. AMEN

  4. Abaz Musa Bashir

    September 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    May ALLAH subhanahu wata‘ala rest d soul of evry m in perfect peace. Bside 4doz who ar included bt enjuried am wishin dem past recovery, nd 4doz who where safe may god safe us ol ameen.

  5. Monica Idem

    September 12, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Lord pls shame nt your ppl.have mercy.

  6. Kabiru Tijjani Duhu

    September 19, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    May God help and bless our fatherland.

  7. Abubakar sadiq idris

    September 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    My ALLAH Help us and protake us

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