The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) on Tuesday said  eight bodies were recovered following  the recent flooding  in Rafi-Gora  and Gangare Saji communities  in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.

The Director General of  NSEMA, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, told newsmen in Minna  that seven teenage girls were washed away by the flood in Rafin-Gora market while three children also died in Anguwan Gangare Saji.

He said the girls were inside a shop in Rafi-Gora market while the three children in Gangare Saji fell  inside a pit toilet while attempting to remove a flip flop  that fell inside.

Inga said that the bodies were recovered by local divers with the assistance of some officials of  NSEMA.

He said that a  boy was, however, rescued by a truck driver  in Rafi-Gora village.

“Though for now, we cannot ascertain the number of deaths  or missing persons. The boy that survived was holding tight to a tree when the truck driver saw him and rescued him,” he said.

Inga said that search and rescue operation was ongoing to recover the remaining bodies.