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Cholera outbreak leaves seven dead in Somalia

By Staff reporter , Garowe Online

HUDUR, Somalia -- An outbreak of cholera has killed seven people in Somalia's southwestern region of Bakol, an official confirmed on Wednesday.

Abdullahi Mohamed Nur, deputy governor of the Bakol region told journalists that acute watery diarrhea break out is causing the deaths.

"Cholera killed seven people, five of them are children while two others are adults," Nur said.

"No humanitarian aid has been delivered to the region, hence we appeal to the international aid agencies to provide urgent help to these local victims," he added.

Medical sources told the media that many people admitted to local hospitals are suffering from diarrhea disease.

This comes amid outpour from Shabelle and Juba rivers, which caused casualties and damages in southern regions.

More than 300,000 people have since been displaced from their homes following floods which have hit major parts of the country.


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