More than 600 people have died in the worst flooding Nigeria has seen in a decade, according to a new toll released Sunday.

More than 1.3 million people had to leave their homes as a result of the floods, Nigeria's Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs said on twitter.

Over 603 lives have been lost as of October 16, 2022, and 2,407 persons have been injured, the ministry said.

The previous toll from last week stood at 500, but the numbers had risen because some state governments had not prepared for the floods, said the ministry.

The flooding also completely destroyed more than 82,000 houses and nearly 110,000 hectares of farmland, the ministry added.


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