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Second day of displacement in Beledweyne town as heavy rains continue

Friday May 3, 2024

Beledweyne (HOL) - The fleeing continues in the central Somali town of Beledweyne for the second day following floods caused by heavy rains.

The areas still experiencing displacement include the Koshin neighbourhood, particularly the Raderka and Kutiimbo villages, which have been the most affected by the floods in the town.

Many families displaced from these neighbourhoods have been trapped in their homes for the past 24 hours, unable to escape the flooding.

"While we were sleeping, water entered from all sides. It was a powerful flood that filled everything within minutes. We had no chance to evacuate, so I placed the children on the roof of the house's shed. We fled to higher ground areas," said one resident stranded in the Kutiimbo neighbourhood.

No casualties have been reported yet, as local officials and rescue teams are assisting the flood-affected people in the town.


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