Flooding Kills 102 in Nigeria

    Image #: 15166901    People queue to pass through a make-shift bridge after an heavy flood swept away a connecting bridge in Nigeria's south-west city of Ibadan, 150km (90 miles) north of commercial hub Lagos August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)       REUTERS /AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE /LANDOV

    Akintunde Akinleye, Reuters / Landov

    Extensive flooding in southwest Nigeria has led to at least 102 deaths, the Red Cross told the AFP Wednesday. A dam burst because of rain and flooding, and a few bridges were also destroyed in the deluge. Over the weekend, torrential rains battered the area for more than seven hours, demolishing houses and drowning residents. Flooding is a common occurrence during Nigeria’s rainy season, which lasts from April to September.

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