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23 Aug 1988 description

UNDRO 88/1703

NIGERIA - FLOODS/DAM BURST
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
23 AUGUST 1988

1. FIRST WEEK AUGUST FLOODS AFFECTED 14 OUT OF 20 LOCALGOVERNMENT AREAS IN KANO STATE. ON 16 AUGUST 20-YEAR OLD BAGAUDA DAM NEAR KANO WITH STORAGE CAPACITY OF 22 MILLION CUBIC LITERS OFWATER REACHED THE HIGHT OF 42 MILLION CUBIC LITERS AND COLLAPSED.

2. 23 PERSONS DEAD, 200,000 PEOPLE RENDERED HOMELESS. 18,000 HOUSES DESTROYED AND 14,000 FARMS WASHED AWAY.

3. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELEASED US DOLLARS 1 MILLION FROM