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Flooding: 100 houses submerged, about 40 residents rescued in Taraba community

By TVC News Nigeria
12 July 2021   |   1:30 pm
Over one hundred houses have been submerged by an early downpour in Taraba State However, about 40 people who couldn't swim were rescued today during early morning downpour. Also, property worth several millions of Naira were destroyed by the disaster.

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