August 30th, 2011
12:10 PM ET

Officials: Floods kill at least 25 in southwest Nigeria

At least 25 people were killed in flooding that hit the city of Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria over the weekend, the Nigerian Red Cross said Tuesday.

More victims could still be found in remote areas that rescue teams have not reached, the government's National Emergency Management Agency said in a statement released Monday.

Visiting the area, the agency's chief, Alhaji Muhammad Sidi, was shocked by the devastation and said the flooding was some of the worst the country had seen in recent times, the statement said.

The government is delivering aid to people displaced by the flooding in Ibadan and surrounding areas in Oyo state, the agency said.

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  1. banasy©

    My sympathy to the people of Nigeria.

    *Let the hate-spewing begin*

    August 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sam The Gay Crossdressing Cowboy Snake Ghost

    Sssssss.... Tee Hee... Ssssss...

    August 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Wow, that's some moniker, Sam.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Barr.Edmond C. Ben

    I pray God to give the family of the victims the heart to bear the lost.

    August 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mick

    Condolences to the families in Nigeria. Loss of life is rampant. Soon Jehovah God will "wipe out the tears from our eyes and death will be no more" Revelation 21:4
    Right here on Earth the dead will be welcomed by during a resurrection (John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15)
    Soon peace will reign over the whole planet (Psalms 37)
    Prayers are with you as you endure the loss of your loved ones.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |