Flood kills 10, displaces scores in Adamawa

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The Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Suleiman Muhammad, has confirmed that 10 persons were killed and scores displaced in some part of Girei Local Government Area of the state by flood.

He told our reporter in a phone chat that the incident happened in Jabbi Lamba town, Girei Local government areas and its environs during the Thursday torrential rainfall.

According to him, six corpses have been recovered while four others are yet to be recovered.

He explained, “The disaster is not unconnected to torrential rainfalls which lasted over 15 hours across the state. Six corpses have been recovered while four others are still missing. The natural disaster led to the hospitalisation of three kids after a building collapsed on them in the town.”

He said his agency has sent out a distress call to National Emergency Agency and other humanitarian bodies, adding that an assessment team was detailed on Friday to visit affected communities to ascertain the level of damage caused by the flood.

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