At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured in the recent floods following torrential rain in the South of Niger. Maradi, to 685 km southeast of Niamey, continues to record torrential rains. These rains, so much desired, are not without consequences on infrastructure through floods reported here and there. A few days ago, the city had recorded in a week, 230 mm of rain, according to crowdpondent reporter.
According to Permanent Secretary Regional of the National system of Prevention and management of Crises food, Mani Issoufou, these downpours have caused loss of human lives and significant material damage in the chief town of the Region than in the departments as well.
The provisional toll drawn up by the competent authorities, reported 7 dead and 12 wounded more than 1.765 affected households. The number of collapsed houses totalled 11.968. Some educational infrastructure are not immune, including integrated health Centres (CSI), mosques and schools.
The title of immediate solutions, Mani Issoufou announced that already affected households are rehoused in schools. He also said that regarding urgent measures to be taken to deal with the current situation, the Secretariat Permanent Regional of the device National crisis management “will continue the awareness of the people who live always to risk areas, and municipalities who sell plots in the floodplains.
The situation of the rainy season-related disasters has reached so serious that the authorities, through the Ministry in charge of Humanitarian Action and disaster management, have recently decided to provide the country with a national policy of Humanitarian Action and disaster management, before the end of the current year.