Nigeria: Deadly flooding in Plateau state

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 24th, 2012

At least 35people have been killed in flooding in central Nigeria’s Plateau state after heavy rainfall caused a dam to overflow near the city of Jos.

A Red Cross spokesman said that about 200 homes, many of them made from mud, had been submerged or destroyed.

Officials say that at least 25 people are missing and that the number of dead is expected to rise.

One resident said heavy rain began to fall on Sunday evening and that many of his livestock had been washed away.

Nigeria’s National Emergency Agency has launched a relief operation.BBC

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