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AUG 12, 2013 - Boston Herald

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Nigeria: Flood destroys homes in northern Kano

KANO, Nigeria — Officials say floods from heavy rains destroyed up to 400 homes in Nigeria's biggest northern city of Kano.Drains and deep culverts chronically filled with uncollected garbage flooded and blocked several roads after about nine hours of rainfall Saturday and Sunday.The flooding also unearthed some 20 corpses at the city's main cemetery.Ibrahim Musa Giginyu said Monday his seven family members would have drowned but he managed to get help Sunday when "I found my entire family floating in water." Many Nigerians cannot swim.

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