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200 people killed by snakes in Bauchi

22 July 2013, 10:28

Benue  - Over 200 Bauchi residents have been killed by snakes that were flooded into various homes and farmlands during the October 2012 flood, Premium Times reports.

The flood was as a result of the excess water released from Lagdo Dam in Cameroun which flooded most communities situated along the banks of River Benue.

The residents, who are mostly farmers, are reportedly scared to go to their farms and this has greatly affected the economy of the areas according to the district head of Duguri, Adamu Mohammed.

The communities leaders and other residents have called on the government to come to their aid by building a hospital dedicated to the treatment of snake bites in the area.

Read more at Premium Times

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