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One dead, 651,053 displaced in Anambra flood 

Flood at Enugu-Otu in Aguleri, Anambra state has claimed the life of one person, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said.

The acting coordinator of NEMA in Anambra state, Mr. Thickman Tanimu, confirmed this Saturday in Awka.

He said the victim, Ginikanwa Izuoba, died when his house collapsed due to the impact of the flood.

He added that at least 651,053 persons were displaced by flood in six local government areas of the state.

Tanimu said the agency had undertaken an assessment of the incident in different parts of the state.

Ogbaru, he added, had the highest number of victims with 286,000 people affected in the incident.

He said  Anambra West and East local government areas followed with 237,000 and 103,000 victims respectively.

“Awka North LGA had 10,345 victims, while Ayamelum had 9,240 flood cases with 5,468 displaced persons.

“The assessment team observed that the flood has submerged houses, farmlands, schools, health centres, Police stations, churches and other critical infrastructure.

“We did the assessment tour with a boat because the access roads to the communities have been submerged by flood water,” the NEMA coordinator stated.

Tanimu commended the state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in Anambra for taking measures to mitigate the impact of the disaster.



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