(ORDO NEWS) — UPDATED: The death toll from floods, landslides in Nigeria rises to 30.
Hundreds of people have fled their homes, and many have been damaged by floods. The death toll from floods in Nigeria has risen to 30.
At least 15 people have died as a result of landslides and flooding caused by heavy rains in the city of Suleja and the Gwagwalada district of the capital Abuja in the past 24 hours.
Hundreds of people were displaced, and infrastructure and many homes were damaged.
Search and rescue operations were reportedly continuing in the regions.
Khartoum suffered from heavy rains. Floods covered most of the eastern part of the Nile in the north of Khartoum.
The newly appointed civil wali (governor) of Khartoum, Ayman Khalid, made an inspection visit to the affected areas of the East Nile.
He was accompanied by El-Tayeb El-Sheikh, Secretary General of the Khartoum State Government, Director of the State Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation and Director of the East Nile District.
Wali gave directives for emergency drainage and evacuation of people from flood-affected homes. Food was distributed to affected families in the area.
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