11
Tuesday
December 2018
5:18 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: relief agency
 
Lokoja (Nigeria), Sep 18 (AFP) Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country's main relief agency said on Tuesday.

Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their homes.

Sani Datti, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told AFP: "We have declared a national disaster in four states -- Kogi, Delta, Anambra and Niger.

"Eight other states are on the watch list. All these states have been the worst hit by the flooding. About 100 people have lost their lives in 10 states." Kogi and Niger are in central Nigeria while Delta and Anambra are in the south.

The Kogi state capital, Lokoja, lies at the confluence of both rivers and has been virtually submerged because of the rising waters.

NEMA said water levels on Monday were continuing to rise in Lokoja and had reached 11.06 metres (36 feet) - approaching those of similar devastating flooding in 2012.

Then, hundreds of people died and about two million others were left homeless in 30 of Nigeria's 36 states.

More rains are forecast on Tuesday, according to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday he had approved the release of three billion naira (USD 8.3 million, 7.1 million euros) to buy medical and relief materials.

Flooding along the rivers is a frequent occurrence during the annual rains, which fall from May to September.

Datti said military personnel and equipment had been seconded to help the relief effort, as well as the evacuation of trapped residents from their homes.


Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House
UK PM faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal
Iran arrests 10 over suicide attack on police
Trump chooses new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, against Mattis wishes
Merkel gets boost with ally's party win
Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking
Trump may nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador: Reports
Qatar injects more cash into Gaza for Hamas employees
Singer Mika Singh Detained in Dubai for Sending Obscene Messages to 17-year-old: Reports
Conditions Met for Assange to Leave Embassy in London, Says Ecuador President
Pakistan slashes non-salary budget by 10%
Moscow dismisses 'groundless' US claim Russia breaching arms treaty
AgustaWestland deal 'middleman' Christian Michel brought to India
Don't be like Hitler: sacked Lankan PM tells President Sirisena
Sri Lanka court suspends Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as PM
Nigerian President denies death, body double rumours
France to consider state of emergency to prevent worst civil riots: govt spokesman
India To Host G20 Summit In 2022, 75th Year Of Independence, Says PM Modi
PM Modi Meets Saudi Crown Prince, Investments, Defence Ties Discussed
US strike in Afghanistan's Helmand killed 23 civilians: UN
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Vaikom Vijayalekshmi ties knot with Anoop
 Vaikom: Playback singer Vaikom Vijayalekshmi has tied knot with Anoop N. at Vaikom Mahadeva temple.  
Mohanlal's Odiyan: Official trailer launched
Mammootty narrates Odiyan's intro?
Sradha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal: First look poster is out.
KERALA NEWS
Activist Rehana Fathima, Who Attempted Sabarimala Trek, Arrested Over Facebook Post
 (Kochi, Nov 28, 2018): Model and activist Rehana Fathima, who tried to reach Kerala's Sabarim
Good news for Keralite Nurses: IELTS cut-off reduced to 6.5
BJP leader K Surendran, 71 others granted bail
Sabarimala protests: Arrests up to 2061, Kerala HC warns police
NATIONAL NEWS
BJP mocks Oppn meet, asks them to reveal PM candidate's name
 Kolkata, Dec 10 (PTI) BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has mocked the scheduled m
RBI Governor Urjit Patel makes loud noise with silent exit
Can special consideration be shown to man with skin disorder: HC asks Centre
BJP files caveat in SC over 'rath yatra' in WB
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2018 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.