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The worst disaster in Nigeria’s history is expected to make it worse

The worst disaster in Nigeria's history is expected to make it worse

More than 600 killed in Nigeria’s worst flooding in a decade as waters spread across the central part of the country.

Thousands forced to flee homes as waters begin to recede.

It’s the second time in eight months that Nigeria has suffered a “devastating flood” in a year.

The heaviest rain falls in the northeast of the country and the worst disaster in Nigeria’s history is expected to make it worse.

Nigerian authorities say the death toll from the floods could reach a thousand.

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A woman and child walk through the flood after heavy rain flooded parts of Nigeria’s Plateau state

In the central part of Nigeria, people have been forced to flee their homes as the waters recede. The United Nations has declared an emergency after the rains flooded at least 1,000 square kilometres of land.

Heavy rains and floods in the northeast of the country killed at least 300 people in the past week.

The heaviest downpours in Nigeria for eight months have been in Plateau province, which borders Cameroon.

At least one town has not recovered from the deluge.

Tens of thousands have lost their homes to the floods.

A man carrying a sleeping child walks out of his ruined mud hut on Wednesday in the village of Dabawe on a flooded river in Plateau state

The waters were moving at a speed of up to 12m per day on Sunday, when a wall of water covered most of Borno state and the neighbouring Plateau and Niger states.

A report by rights group Amnesty International warned that deaths could rise by as many as 10 times if the heavy rains continued.

Many residents of coastal areas have been forced to move to higher ground due to the flooding.

The heavy rains have also damaged buildings and bridges, and forced residents to abandon their homes in more than a dozen towns and villages in the past two days.

The weather department said on Wednesday that the waters would recede, although authorities are yet to declare the

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