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Flood kills 10, displaces 2,538 in Adamawa

Adamawa State government has confirmed the death of 10 persons in a flood following heavy downpours. Residents reported that the flood had submerged several riverine…

Adamawa State government has confirmed the death of 10 persons in a flood following heavy downpours.

Residents reported that the flood had submerged several riverine communities in Girei Local Government Area, wreaking havoc on residential buildings and farmlands. 

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The Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Dr Sulaiman Muhammad, put the number of displaced persons at 2538.

He said the agency would be moving relief materials to the affected areas to assist the displaced persons.

Muhammad said three corpses had not yet been recovered while three injured girls had been discharged from the hospital. 

He said most of the people in Jabi Lamba and other villages were living with their relatives.