Flooding kills 41 in northern Nigeria

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FILE PHOTO: In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, a pickup truck is partially submerged on a flooded street after a heavy downpour in Koton Karfe, Nigeria. Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after heavy rains in recent days. (AP Photo)
FILE PHOTO: In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, a pickup truck is partially submerged on a flooded street after a heavy downpour in Koton Karfe, Nigeria. Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after heavy rains in recent days. (AP Photo)

At least 41 people have died due to flooding in northern Nigeria, and more than 10,000 have been forced from their homes.

The head of the emergency agency in Jigawa state, Yusuf Sani Babura, said that many families whose houses were destroyed are now staying in temporary shelters in public schools.

Many have also lost their livelihoods after crops and livestock were washed away.

A number of environmental experts have criticized what they called the poor preparations of the authorities to mitigate the effects of widespread flooding in Nigeria.

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