Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Homes threatened by landslide in Delta State, Nigeria.

A number of homes are threatened by erosion after a landslip left them close to a cliff edge in the town of Tuomo in Delta State, Nigeria, on Sunday 25 March 2018. The town is located on a cliff above the River Focados, a tributary of the Niger, and it is this cliff-face which has given way, exposing several homes to risk.

Homes threatened by landslip in Delta State. Nigeria, on 25 March 2018. Vanguard Nigeria.

The sandstone cliffs above the Focados at Tuomo are known to be prone to erosion from the action of the river, which tends to wash away sediments from the base of the cliffs, causing them to collapse. To this end the cliffs in the town have been protected by a concrete shore protection wall. However on this occasion the wall itself appears to have been undermined, leading to the 25 March collapse, with some residents claiming that this was helped by people mining sand from the beach beneath the wall for use in the construction industry, thereby weakening the defensive wall.

See also...

http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/lassa-fever-kills-fifty-seven-in-nigeria.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/homes-evacuated-as-flooding-hits-dopemu.html
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/over-thousand-people-displaced-by.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/cholera-kills-44-in-borno-state-nigeria.html
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/five-confirmed-deaths-as-nigerian.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/german-archaeologists-kidnapped-in.html
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town of Tuomo

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town of Tuomo

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/03/villagers-flee-landslide-wrecks-havoc-delta-community/

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