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Tropical Cyclone 4 hits Somali coast

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tropical Cyclone 4 hit the eastern coast of Somalia on Tuesday (December 25th) with wind speeds reaching 65 kilometres per hour, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.

Galkayo and Bandar Beyla have experienced heavy rainfall, with flooding in some areas, according to Bandar Beyla District Commissioner Said Mohamed Anteno. Heavy rains have also been reported in Eyl, Gara'ad, Jariban and Hobyo.

The strong winds caused local communications and power companies to lose power.

No casualties have been reported, however a boat carrying commodities to Mogadishu capsized near Bandar Beyla after being caught in strong winds, said Puntland Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Mohamed Farah Aadan.

Bandar Bayla District Commissioner Said Mohamed Anteno said they have rescued all crew members on board.


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