Niger: Floods kill 45 and displace thousands

NEWS: Floods kill 45 and displace thousands in Niger

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:31 am

Flooding from heavy rains in Niger’s western region has killed at least 45 humans and pressured extra than 226,000 from their homes.

Days of rain induced the Niger River to overflow, which actually shut down the capital, Niamey.

Along the river in the Kirkissoye district, dozens of mud properties have collapsed, and rice fields have been destroyed.

The Prime Minister Brigi Rafini promised that efforts would be made to protect other threatened areas however evacuation calls have also been launched.

Last year, at least fifty seven humans were killed and lots displaced by the rains in Niger.

Rafini warned that with climate change, the country will by no means be safe from floods.