Inundaciones matan a 7 en Nigeria

Siete personas mueren y miles de viajeros están varados en Nigeria debido a las peores inundaciones en el país en una década

Chinedu Asadu
jueves 06 octubre 2022 22:10

Siete personas murieron y miles de viajeros estaban varados en Nigeria luego de que las peores inundaciones en una década arrastraron casas y cubrieron caminos a otras partes del país, informaron residentes y autoridades el jueves.

Las muertes ocurrieron en el área de Ibaji, en el estado de de Kogi, dijo el comisionado local de información, mientras las autoridades pasaban apuros para evacuar a residentes de áreas inundadas.

“Estamos en medio de una crisis humanitaria aterradora”, le dijo Kingsley Fanwo a The Associated Press, y añadió que miles de viviendas fueron inundadas.

Kogi tiene fronteras con 10 estados, además de la capital, Abuya. Lokoja, la capital estatal, está ubicada en la confluencia de los dos mayores ríos de Nigeria, Niger y Benue, y los caminos cercanos a las riberas son más propensos a inundaciones.

Las inundaciones en Nigeria son atribuidas mayormente a la liberación del exceso de agua de la presa Lagdo en el vecino Camerún y a aguaceros inusualmente intensos. Más de 300 personas han muerto este año.

El gobernador de Kogi, Yahaya Bello, le pidió al presidente Muhammadu Buhari que declare una emergencia nacional para acelerar la respuesta del gobierno.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in