Nigeria – Damaging Flash Floods Hit Lagos

Streets were swamped and traffic halted after heavy rain in Lagos, Nigeria, on 17 June.

Almost 90mm of rain fell in Lagos from 18 to 19 June. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said 20 families have been displaced at Orile-Agege as a result of flooding. Local media reported that searches are underway for a child who was swept away by flood waters in the same area.

A woman was killed after her house in Ogudu collapsed due to the heavy rain.

Other areas of the country have seen heavy rain and flooding over the last few days, including Kwara, Akwa Ibom and Borno.

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