Six persons have died in flooded communities in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo.

The chairman of the council, Victor Emuankhagbon confirmed the incident.

Emuankhagbon disclosed this when he received a delegation of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and officials of the Federal Ministry of Health at Ubiaja.

He said from the casualties, one of the bodies was yet to be recovered from the flooded area.

He said no fewer than 42 communities, 8,000 houses and 35,150 were affected by the flood.

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