Floods kill 65 in Niger
Published: 04:09 PM, 10 September 2020
At least 65 people were killed and nearly 330,000 others displaced in floods triggered by three months of pounding rain in Niger. Several areas of the capital Niamey remain underwater, the government said.
As of September 7, some 51 people had died when their home collapsed in the floods, and 14 had drowned, the ministry of humanitarian action and disaster management told AFP on Tuesday.
The worst-affected regions are Maradi in the central south of the country, Tahoua and Tillaberi in the west, and Dosso in the southwest.
Municipal authorities said that at least 10 of the deaths were in the capital Niamey, where the rain caused the Niger River to breach its banks.