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WHO: Over 20 people killed by floods in Somalia

At least 25 have been killed and 47 others injured after floods hit parts of Somalia, the UN has confirmed.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in central and south of the country.

.The agency confirmed that the heavy rains pounding several parts of Somalia have displaced more than 270,000 people, destroying livelihoods and infrastructure in the country.

“Heavy rains have led to displacement of over 270,000 people, including 25 deaths and 47 injured,” WHO Somalia said in a tweet.

“In this devastating situation, WHO Somalia is providing life-saving emergency health interventions,” it added.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that more than 547,000 people have been affected by the floods.

The UN humanitarian agency said the water levels in the Shabelle river have increased, reaching and exceeding the maximum holding capacity in Beledweyne town, which resulted in the displacement of 232,000 people.

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