Flood destroys houses, business premises in Jalingo

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Several houses and business premises were destroyed by flood in Jalingo, Taraba State, on Saturday morning.

The flood followed heavy rainfall, which started at about 2:00am and lasted for three hours.

Most affected by the flood were houses and business premises located close to River Mayo-Gwoi

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The popular Mayo-Gwoi Bridge was flooded as several motorists were stranded by both sides of the bridge.

Further findings revealed that household items, foodstuffs and animals worth hundreds of thousands of naira were lost in the flood that affected more than 200 houses in the area.

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