Photos: Eight Persons Killed As Flood Washes Pythons, Dangerous Sea Reptiles Into Niger Delta Communities

Devastating floods have continued to ravage Niger Delta communities, sweeping pythons and other reptiles into the areas – a development which has heightened panic among residents.

Residents now scamper for safety for fear of being killed.

The ravaging flood which has cut off parts of the East-West Road has continued to wreak havoc in communities along the bank of the River Niger.

The flood had swept away at least eight residents as well as destroyed crops and houses worth millions of naira in the state.
Meanwhile, some travellers on the East-West Road have been stranded as others resort to use of canoes to cross over to the other side to board vehicles to continue their journeys.

While lamenting that the flood has overwhelmed one part of the Ughelli-Patani axis of the East-West Road, he said, “Trucks conveying relief materials to that axis have been trapped. We now make use of speed boats to access the IDP camps to deliver materials to the victims.”

He said 4,755 persons including men, women, children, lactating mothers, pregnant women and persons with disabilities, had so far been registered at the camps across the state, lamenting that 19 out of the 25 local government areas were affected by the flood.

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