Flooding in Nigeria kills another 11 people

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Posted: Sep 03, 2012 1:40 PM

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Officials say new flooding in Nigeria has killed at least 11 people.

Hassan Mijinyawa, a spokesman for Taraba state, said Monday that those killed came from the Karim Lamido area of the state. He said the dead included university students serving required youth service time after their graduation.

Mijinyawa said the flooding came after neighboring Cameroon released water from a dam. Officials say flooding in neighboring Adamawa state, also blamed on the water release from the dam, has killed at least 15 people in recent days.

Nigerian emergency management officials say Cameroon alerted Nigeria before opening the dam.

Nigeria also is experiencing its annual rainy season. Flooding recently killed at least 68 people in Plateau state in central Nigeria.