Deadly floods leave at least 13 dead, hundreds homeless in Nigeria (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
The death toll in Sujela has risen to 13, with eight bodies recovered, according to PM News Nigeria, following a weekend of heavy flooding.
Eight members of the one family were suspected to have been killed in the disaster, reported Premium Times.
VIDEO: An eyewitness Jubril Mohammed narrates how a man lost 8 members of his family to the flood in Suleja near FCT, Abuja. pic.twitter.com/fUFySY2xsi— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) July 9, 2017
Director General of Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Ahmed Inga, added that 90 houses were destroyed, and at least 500 people were displaced.
VIDEO: Residents of Suleja near FCT, Abuja trying to rescue persons caught in the flood as govt emergency services are now where to be found pic.twitter.com/Ky2uIU6KXB— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) July 9, 2017
I hope there's proper government response in Suleja pic.twitter.com/ilJnwWEzbe— FILMMAKER🇳🇬 (@DirectorSolomon) July 10, 2017
VIDEO: Local divers engage in rescue of Suleja residents caught in wild flooding that's killed 20 persons today pic.twitter.com/a3kZ6l5jmE— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) July 9, 2017
The Lekki and Victoria Island suburbs in Lagos have also been flooded following torrential downpours. Poor drainage systems and inadequate urban planning in the city have been blamed for the extensive flooding.
Videos and photos of dramatic flood scenes have been shared across social media.
FLOOD IN LAGOS: Pictures here from homes and estates of Lekki residents on Saturday sent in by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous! pic.twitter.com/yAQ3HWkRpi— Sumner Shagari Sambo (@Sumner_Sambo) July 8, 2017
Someone paddling a canoe past Silverbird Galleria on Ahmadu Bello Way, VI, Lagos.— Igala_Alan_Shore (@i_am_Anomeli) July 8, 2017