Dozens Die in Nigeria Floods

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Authorities say floods in central Nigeria have killed at least 33 people and displaced thousands.
National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Yushau Shuaib, who confirmed the death toll, said Tuesday that the weekend floods affected six districts in Plateau state.
Nigerian Red Cross official Andronicus Adeyemo said more than 10,000 people lost their homes.
Kwampkur Samuel Bondip, a lawyer who went to the area from Jos, the state capital, to check on his relatives, said rescuers had been unable to reach many victims because the water had not yet subsided.
Nigeria is experiencing its annual rainy season. Floods three weeks ago left at least 35 dead in Plateau state.


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