May 7. At least eight people were killed, dozens were seriously injured as a result of flooding in Nigeria. According to local radio, heavy rain and strong wind destroyed hundreds of homes in the state of Zamfara in the north-west African country.
Last week, tropical storms destroyed more than a hundred houses in the neighboring state of Sokoto. According to local authorities, the life of the whole of the region seriously disrupted.
Floods annually covering Nigeria in the rainy season, which lasts from April to September. For example, last year the element has claimed the lives of over 100 people. The reason for the large number of flood victims in Nigeria is overcrowding major cities, many residents who live in the slums, whose drainage systems are poorly organized or simply missing. Many hastily constructed houses are easily washed flow fallen as rain water that does not go away from the flooded areas due to accumulation of garbage in the slums, the ITAR-TASS news agency.