100 feared dead in Somalia storm

Written by: IANS
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Mogadishu, Nov 11: At least 100 people were feared dead after a storm hit the coastal areas of Somalia's northeastern autonomous state of Puntland over the weekend, an official said on Monday.

The storm, which made landfall Saturday morning, caused "death and destruction across its path", Xinhua quoted an official in Puntland as saying.

"Information collected from coastal areas via irregular telephone contact over the past 48 hours indicates that up to 100 people might have been killed, while hundreds of others remain unaccounted for," a statement from the local administration said.


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