Friday, 6 July 2012

Heavy Rainfall in Borno Displaces 10,000, Washes Up 500 Bodies From Graves

About ten thousand residents have been displaced and over 500 dead bodies washed up from their graves in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, from Wednesday evening till the early hours of Thursday as heavy downpour hit the state.
Properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed.
In Jajeri Moslem Cemetery in Maiduguri and Jere Council Area, over 500 dead bodies were washed up from their graves. A 10-year-old, who was buried two days ago, was also washed up.
The rainfall, which started at 5.00pm, Wednesday, stopped at 7.00pm; continued again by 2.00am till 6.00am, yesterday. The down-pour was said to be the heaviest in the state since the commencement of the rainy season.

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