WorldNiger: the flood toll revised upwards, 7O dead

Niger: the flood toll revised upwards, 7O dead


AA / Niamey / Kane Illa

The Nigerien government announced on Thursday that seventy (70) people have been killed in floods recorded since the beginning of July.

The announcement was made in a statement made by Minister of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management Lawan Magagi at the weekly Council of Ministers meeting.

According to the press release issued at the end of the council and consulted by the Anadolu Agency, a total of 206,457 people were affected and seventy (70) others were killed by the floods.

Several material damages were also recorded, including 14,000 884 houses collapsed, losses of livestock and damaged infrastructure, added the same source.

A previous report published in mid-August reported 52 people killed.

Several regions of Niger have been affected by flooding since the beginning of June, due to the torrential rains recorded, especially during the months of July and August.

The capital Niamey recorded rainfall amounts exceeding 100 millimeters.

In 2020, 70 people were also killed in floods and 350,000 people were affected.

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