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September 8, 2018 | General News

Photos: Floods Cut Off Communities In Karaga

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Photos: Floods Cut Off Communities In Karaga

Floods caused by torrential rains have cut off several communities from the Karaga Township in the Northern Region.

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A spillover from a broken dam serving about four communities in the affected areas aggravated the situation there.

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Several households and farmlands have been submerged while culverts on some feeder roads have also been damaged.

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The dire situation has made it impossible for officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to access the affected communities.

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Alhaji Abdullah Hindu, Northern Regional NADMO Coordinator in a Citi News interview described the situation as unprecedented.

According to him, also in Kumbungu, Daboya-Mankarigu and other districts, hundreds of people have been affected by floods.

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He said the regional NADMO directorate exhausted the meager stock, and thus called for more relief items to alleviate the plight of the victims.

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Alhaji Abdullah Hindu attributed the damaged culverts and washed away feeder roads to shoddy work.

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He said his outfit will meet with authorities of the Department of Feeder Roads and show them pictures and videos of the affected roads.

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