Death Toll From Somaliland Cyclone Hits Over 50

Lughaya town in Somaliland. Photo by Saxafi Media

The death toll from the cyclone that hit Somaliland has now reached over 50, according to government officials in the self-declared east African nation.

The vice president of the country, Abdirahman Abdullahi Ismail told reporters that the death toll was likely to rise since many more people have gone missing.

The tropical cyclone, Sagar caused by heavy rains over the weekend has led to deaths and destruction of property.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) estimated that the disaster has affected some 669,000 people in Somaliland.


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