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Somali Beledweyne city cut off by flooding

Beledweyne submerged in flood water after River Shabelle burst its banks.

May 27th 2020 ยท 1 min read
Somali Beledweyne city cut off by flooding

Six months ago, Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia was battered by heavy rainstorms. The flooding destroyed houses, crops and roads, and displaced thousands of families.

Now, Beledweyne, the capital of the Hiiraan province in Hirshabelle, is once again submerged in flood water after River Shabelle burst its banks.

Hundreds have been displaced and hectares of farmland destroyed by the raging waters.

Beledweyne's main marketplace, general hospital complex, town hall, headquarters of the Somali police force and other landmarks have been submerged.

last updated: 2020-05-27@00:05