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651,053 Persons Displaced in Anambra State Flood, as One is Confirmed Dead

651,053 Persons Displaced in Anambra State Flood, as One is Confirmed Dead

At least one person has been confirmed dead in a flood that occurred Enugu-Otu in Aguleri, Anambra State.

The Acting Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency -NEMA, in Anambra State, Mr. Thickman Tanimu, confirmed the incident to journalists on Saturday in Awka. The unfortunate victim, Ginikanwa Izuoba, died when his house collapsed due to the flood impact.

Mr. Tanimu additionally reported that at least 651,053 persons had been displaced by flood in the six local government areas of the state.

Ogbaru, according to Tanimu’s reports, had the largest number of victims with 286,000 people affected in the incident. This was followed by Anambra West and East Local Government Areas with 237,000 and 103,000 victims respectively. Awka North LGA had 10,345 victims, while Ayamelum had 9,240 flood cases with a total of 5,468 displaced persons.

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Upon assessment, it was observed that the flood has submerged houses, farmlands, schools, health centers, Police Stations, Churches, and other critical infrastructure.

The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in Anambra had been commended for taking measures to mitigate the impact of the disaster.

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