Floods Kill More Than 90 In Niger

NIAMEY, Niger (October 12, 2012)—Recent floods in Niger have killed at least 91 people and have caused significant damage, director of the cabinet, Aghaly Abdoulkader said,

He said the floods affect all eight regions of the country, including the large regions of Tillabery, Dosso and Niamey.

The floods have damaged fields, rice paddies, water points, schools, health centers, roads, bridges and dams, he said.

In addition large quantities of food have been destroyed and many cattle have washed away.

Twelve irrigation schemes in the Niger River valley, totaling 7,536 acres were completely flooded after a major river surge recently.

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