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Devastation as 160 dead and 225,000 affected by floods in Niger

There is devastation in Niger after heavy rains that have fallen since June. The rains and severe flooding have so far killed 159 people and affected more than 225,000. This makes this rainy season one of the deadliest in the history of the Sehalian country with a usually dry climate.

According to the figures of the Civil Protection services communicated Monday to the AFP, 159 deaths were recorded, 121 in the collapse of houses and 38 by drowning. 185 people were injured and 225,539 people affected, said the same source.

The death toll from the bad weather conditions appears to get worse every week.