The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) on Tuesday said eight corpses have so far been recovered following a heavy downpour in Rafi-Gora village and Gangare Saji in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.
The Director General of the agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria,NAN, said that seven teenage girls were washed away by flood in Rafin-Gora market, while three children died in Anguwan Gangare Saji in Kontagora as a result of the flood.
Inga said that the teenage girls were inside a shop in Rafi-Gora market when the flood struck, while the three children fell inside sewage while attempting to remove a shoe from the facility.
He said that the dead bodies were recovered by local divers in collaboration with desk officers of NSEMA.
He said one boy was rescued alive by a truck driver plying the road in Rafi-Gora village.
“The boy that survived was holding tight to a tree when the truck driver saw him and rescued him.”
Inga, however, added that efforts were being made to recover the remaining missing bodies.