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Floods displace thousands in Nigerian city

Nigeria, Africa
LAGOS, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Flash floods sweeping Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, have forced thousands of families from their homes, residents and witnesses said on Sunday. The flooding in the Ikorodu district of Nigeria's commercial capital follows days of heavy rain, which caused a nearby river to overflow its banks, residents said. Reuters correspondents who were in the district said over 100 homes were submerged by the floods, which began on Wednesday and had not receded by Sunday. Some buildings had collapsed.
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