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20 perish in Nigeria flood

At least 20 people have died in a flood in southwestern Nigeria, media reports said.

world Updated: Aug 30, 2011 11:32 IST

At least 20 people have died in a flood in southwestern Nigeria, media reports said.

"The death of 20 people has been officially confirmed. The situation is very serious," said Yushau Shuaib, an official of the country's emergency agency.

Torrential rain which began on Friday triggered the flood.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area.