Floods claim 600 lives in Nigeria

Nigerian authorities removed more than 600 dead and 2,400 people were injured by the recent flood that devastated the African country.

According to the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Omer Farukabout 1.3 million people had to leave their homes due to severe weather conditions.

Likewise, the Nigerian minister brought up the issue. over 200,000 homes destroyed or severely damaged by the flood.

Nigeria, the most populated country on the African continent, has been suffering from heavy rainfall for weeks. The Niger River and its main tributary, the Benue River, They carry an increased amount of water.

Severe weather conditions are particularly alarming in the northern regions. Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. Meanwhile, Faruk warned that conditions could worsen.

On the other hand, more 450 thousand hectares of agricultural land It was devastated across the country, which motivated Nigerian authorities to open a reserve for the flooding, thereby guaranteeing supply.

Source: Informacion

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