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A picture shows a flooded cattle market in Kara-Isheri, in the Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, on September 20, 2018. Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their homes. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Death toll climbs in Nigeria flooding

Nearly 200 people have died in flooding caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria, the country's main relief agency said on Thursday.
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