Government officials said today that heavy flooding in Nigeria has left more than 600 people dead and more than 1 million people displaced from their homes.
The government blamed the disastrous conditions on the heaviest rainy season in 10 years due in part to climate change water released from a dam.
Government officials also said many states and local governments did not take proper precautions despite warnings.
Rice-producing states and farmlands have been some of the worst affected areas. At least 33 of the 36 states in Nigeria have been impacted by the flooding.
More about the deadly floods in Nigeria can be found here.
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