52 People Have Died In The Niger Floods

52 People Have Died In The Niger Floods
52 People Have Died In The Niger Floods

Authorities say no fewer than 52 people have died in Niger’s floods, 34 were injured and thousands lost their homes This includes five who died between Tuesday and Wednesday after heavy rains in the capital Niamey, which caused significant damage and left hundreds of people homeless.

More than 4,000 houses and 200 huts collapsed and 800 herds of cattle were swept away, according to the flood monitoring report from the Civil Protection Service.

Several regions of the country have been affected by the floods that have been occurring since the beginning of June The capital is among the worst affected cities, with 144mm of rain recorded between Tuesday and Wednesday At least 70 people died from the floods in Niger last year and another 350,000 were affected.