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Nigeria floods leave 137 people dead

  • Floods across Nigeria have left 137 people dead and displaced more than 30,000 since the beginning of July, according to the local Red Cross.

    Nigeria’s rainy season lasts from May to September and the west African nation is prone to flash floods, especially in its rural areas and overcrowded slums where drainage nearly nonexistent.

    The Red Cross said the floods had hit around 15 local government areas, with the worst affected being Adamawa, Taraba and Benue states in central Nigeria.

    There have not yet been any reports of significant damage to agriculture or industry.