Nigeria flood kills at least 35
- Published: 23 Jul 2012 at 22.37
- Online news:
Heavy rainfall in central Nigeria forced a dam to overflow, causing flooding that left at least 35 people dead and destroyed or damaged some 200 homes, the Red Cross said Monday.
"We have recovered the bodies of 35 people that drowned in the overnight flooding,'' said Manasie Phampe, head of the Red Cross in Plateau state, where Jos is the capital. "About 200 homes have either been submerged or destroyed.''
He said the confirmed victims so far included a 90-year-old woman and a three-month-old baby, adding that the toll could rise.
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