Flood

Floodwater submerges a vehicle in the Patani community in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000117" title="Nigeria" href="/topic/international/nigeria-PLGEO00000117.topic">Nigeria's</a> Delta state. Vast stretches of Africa's most populous nation have been submerged by floods in the past few weeks, as major rivers like the Niger, the continent's third longest, burst their banks. At least 140 people have been killed, hundreds of thousands uprooted and tens of thousands of hectares of farmland have been submerged since the start of July, raising concerns about food security, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

( Reuters photo / October 15, 2012 )

Floodwater submerges a vehicle in the Patani community in Nigeria's Delta state. Vast stretches of Africa's most populous nation have been submerged by floods in the past few weeks, as major rivers like the Niger, the continent's third longest, burst their banks. At least 140 people have been killed, hundreds of thousands uprooted and tens of thousands of hectares of farmland have been submerged since the start of July, raising concerns about food security, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

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