Death tolls from Somali cyclone rises to more than 100

The United Nations says more than 100 people are feared dead after a rare tropical cyclone hit northern Somalia.
The government in Mogadishu reported an even higher death toll Wednesday, citing 140 killed in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region over the weekend, and that the final figure could total 300.
The U.N. said in a statement that hundreds more are unaccounted for after heavy rains lashed the northern region of Puntland on Sunday. Communication lines and road access have been severed, hampering the verification of information and delivery of assistance.
The government has declared a state of emergency and appealed for international aid to help the tiny Horn of Africa region, which is rich in energy resources and is being sized up by oil explorers.

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Photo: Abdiqani Hassan/Reuters

Death tolls from Somali cyclone rises to more than 100

The United Nations says more than 100 people are feared dead after a rare tropical cyclone hit northern Somalia.

The government in Mogadishu reported an even higher death toll Wednesday, citing 140 killed in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region over the weekend, and that the final figure could total 300.

The U.N. said in a statement that hundreds more are unaccounted for after heavy rains lashed the northern region of Puntland on Sunday. Communication lines and road access have been severed, hampering the verification of information and delivery of assistance.

The government has declared a state of emergency and appealed for international aid to help the tiny Horn of Africa region, which is rich in energy resources and is being sized up by oil explorers.

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Photo: Abdiqani Hassan/Reuters

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