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Flash floods kill at least six, ten missing in Qardho, Puntland


Tuesday April 28, 2020


MOGADISHU (HOL) - At least six people died and 10 others still missing following a night of heavy rains in Qardho district in Puntland.

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Residents and local authorities told reporters the heavy rains resulted in flash floods that destroyed homes and human casualties.

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The rains which pounded the area Monday night also swept away vehicles, authorities said noting rescue efforts to recover the missing persons were underway.

Meanwhile President Mohamed Farmaajo has condoled with the people of Qardho noting the government was mobilizing support for the affected families.

“We share with you the sadness and hardship, as we concentrate on contributing to the relief of vulnerable families facing the crisis today,” the President said. The President noted he had instructed the National Emergency Response Committee to move swiftly to alleviate further human suffering in the affected areas.

He thanked residents for their fast response to aid in relief efforts. Somalia is currently experiencing the Gu rains which run from April to June.



 





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