The southwest of the country has been whipped by heavy rains. About 1,500 people had to be evacuated. A dam overflowed and destroyed numerous homes. The floods caused by torrential rains that lashed southwestern Nigeria last week have left a balance of at least 152 dead, reported Wednesday the local Red Cross. The authorities of the country, for its part, pointed out that about 1,500 people had to be evacuated from their localities. As reported by the AFP Agency, the capital of the State of Oyo, Ibadan, suffered the worst damage by the floods.
The storms of last Friday in this area overflowed a dam and the torrent swept away numerous fragile homes on the outskirts of Ibadan. Flow also damaged three bridges n the area and isolated the inhabitants of several communities, said Tunde Adebiyi, an official of the national emergency service. Authorities warn that the current rainy season will be harder than last year, when some 500,000 people were evacuated from various parts of the country. The rainy season in Nigeria lasts from June to September. The storms were absent during most of the month of August, but returned last week. Source of the news: flooding in Nigeria left more than 150 dead