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11/07/2007

Floods hit Somalia, thousands flee

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A Somali man wades through flood waters as he leaves his village, west of Mogadishu. Hundreds of families were fleeing their homes in Somalia's southern region of Lower Shabelle, where floods swept villages and destroyed crops. Photo:Abdurashid Abdulle Abikar/AFP

MOGADISHU (AFP) - Hundreds of families were fleeing their homes in Somalia's southern region of Lower Shabelle, where floods swept villages and destroyed crops, residents and witnesses said Tuesday.
Local elder Abdi Omar Hirabe said floods engulfed the villages of War Gedow, Malable and Dolo Dhere, about 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of the war-torn capital Mogadishu.
The latest floods in a region known as Somalia's breadbasket will only compound what is already described as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
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