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Flood destroys 1,000 buildings, crops in Edo

Flood submerged no less than 1,000 residential houses in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo following Monday’s heavy down pour in the area.

Hectares of farmland with cash crops and property worth millions of naira were also destroyed.

The affected produce included cassava, yam, maize, groundnuts, plantain, among others.

The communities affected are: Anegbette, Udaba, Osomegbe, Ugochi, Ofukpo, Agbaburu and Ifeko.

Some of the victims blamed the flood on the surge of River Niger.

The Village Head of Udaba, Chief David Inetape, expressed shock over the incident, saying that the entire communities were now flooded.

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