August 25, 2012 – Flood Kills Eleven People In Northern Nigeria
Eleven people were reported killed in the Northern Nigerian states of Yobe and Jigawa while hundreds others were displaced by series of heavy rainfalls that hit the states on Friday. naijagists.com
We learnt the heavy rainfall that started late on Thursday night which continued till Friday evening has killed 9 people in Gashua, Yobe State Nigeria.
Over 1000 houses built with mud was also destroyed in the flooding.
“Nine bodies were brought to the hospital by rescue teams who recovered the bodies from debris of homes destroyed in the flood,” A Paramedic said.
In Kiyawa, Jigawa State 2 people were killed on Thursday after heavy rains hit 10 villages.
“We lost two people, one in Adele and another in Dangoli village, following heavy rains which resulted in flooding that swept away 10 villages and destroyed around 1,500 hectares of crops,” said Basiru Maje, a local council official.
In the past weeks over 60 people were left dead in 2 separate killer flood attacks in Plateau State Nigeria
Disaster Management agency has earlier warned that 14 of 36 states in Nigeria would experience flooding this rainy season – Read the warning here