30 people killed in floods caused by heavy rains in Kenya and Somalia

Nairobi (Kenya), November 6 (AP) At least 30 people have died and thousands have been displaced due to flash floods following heavy rains in Kenya and Somalia. Helping agencies gave this information on Monday.

Somalia’s government has declared a national emergency after devastating floods killed at least 14 people and destroyed homes, roads and bridges.

Emergency and rescue workers are trying to reach people trapped in floods in Luuk district of Jubaland state in southern Somalia. The estimated number of people trapped in the flood is said to be 2,400.

In neighboring Kenya, the Kenya Red Cross said the death toll had risen to 15 since heavy rains began on Friday, with the coastal city of Mombasa and the northeastern counties of Mandera and Wajir worst hit.

AP Khari Shobhana


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