Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Floods cause havoc in Nigeria, Cameroon

AllAfrica.com via the Daily Trust (Nigeria): Five persons have been confirmed dead and 19 others injured as floods ravaged more villages in Safana, Kurfi and Batsari local government areas of Katsina State while many more have been reported missing in Adamawa State, Daily Trust can report.

...Daily Trust gathered that 543houses were also destroyed in the three affected local government areas. The affected villages include Runka and Illela in Safana local government; Dadinkowa, Tsabawa and Shirgi in Batsari; Kurfi and Faduma villages in Kurfi local government.

Chairman, caretaker committee of Mai'Adua local government, Engineer Abba Yusuf, said two people died in Dankunde and Mai'Adua, while two women injured in Mai'Adua local government area.

Yusuf said Mai'Adua disaster was caused by over flooding of Tafkin-Bauna, saying "if this dam can be controlled, people of Gwajo-Gwajo village will be protected from experiencing future flood. We have concluded arrangement to tackle the problem once and for ever."

And in Adamawa, more communities are still being affected by floods following continued release of water from the Lagdo Dam in northern Cameroun. Already, no fewer than 126 settlements have been submerged in the riverine areas, displacing several families with many missing....

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