US News In Niger, the rainy season has already done at least 35 dead and many damage

15:57  02 august  2021
15:57  02 august  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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La ville d'Agadez dans le nord du Niger, photographiée lors de précédentes inondations. (Image d'archives) © AFP Photo / St the city of Agadez in northern Niger, photographed in previous floods. (Image of archive)

at least 35 people are dead, drowned or killed in the collapse of their house and more than 26,000 others are disastering, their housing having been destroyed or damaged, according to the Nigerian civil protection, because of the Strong rains that hit the country since the beginning of June. The regions of Maradi, Agadez, as well as the capital Niamey are the most affected in recent weeks.

Nigerian civil protection has published this weekend the record of the heavy rains that have been hitting the country since the beginning of June: with some 35 deaths, we are far from the 73 dead last year and more than two million People who had to receive humanitarian aid, but the alert is given and the rainy season is still far from being completed.

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In the municipality of Timia, housed in the heart of the Massif de l'Aïr, north of Agadez, at the beginning of July, the torrential rains took eight lives. "It was at the beginning of July, reports Adouma Alghoubas, the Secretary General of the municipality of Timia. A 4х-$ vehicle has grown in a stream. There were eight dead, seven women and a man. The bodies were carried away by the water and we were able to recover them along the Kori. " Timia's Kori is an episodic flow watercourse.

The Maradi region, ten dead, and the city of Niamey, eight deaths, are also among the most affected, according to the Nigerian civil protection.

Housing built in the flood zone

in recent years, the harmful consequences of heavy rains are increasingly important. Moctar Mamoudou is the director of the National Agency for Modernization of Niger cities. "It is also an accumulation of certain practices such as the occupation of floodproof spaces that create damage. For the case of Niamey, a few months before the rainy season, there were in recent months of the strengthening of dikes and new dike constructions "

still according to the Nigerian civil protection, 2,500 units have already been destroyed in The country, and more than 700 livestock heads have perished.

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