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Flood kills 52, destroy buildings in Niger Republic

By Bisola Adeyemo

Heavy rain in Niger Republic has killed at least 52 people, injuring 34 and rendered thousands of people homeless.

According to the Civil Protection Service’s flood monitoring report, this includes five who died between Tuesday and Wednesday after heavy rain in the capital Niamey, causing significant damage and rendering hundreds homeless.

The report stated that several regions of the country have been affected by the floods that have been occurring since the beginning of June.

The capital is among the most affected cities – with 144mm of rain recorded between Tuesday and Wednesday.

While reporting on several floods accidents in the country, BBC states that 70 people were killed by flooding in Niger last year and 350,000 others were affected.

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