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Four people and at least 300 livestock swept away by floods in Somaliland

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FOUR PEOPLE and at least 300 goats and camels were swept away by floods Sunday morning in Awdal region in Somaliland as the tropical cyclone Sagar continues its assault in the northern and eastern Somali regions.

Goobjoog News correspondent in Somaliland capital Hargeisa reports that four people are missing after raging floods swept them away and their shelters in Garbo-dada and Lughaya in Awdal region. Similarly, 32 houses were destroyed by floods in Hariraad, another 23 in Garbo-dada while in Habas, 9 shelters were swept away by floods.

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Humanitarian agencies transporting relief food from Djibouti could not access these areas because of the heavy rains, our correspondent says.

The UN agency OCHA said Saturday in its update more than 1.3 million people in Awdal, Sanaag, Togdheer and Woqooyi Galbeed (Hargeisa) were estimated to be at risk of the tropical storm as of Friday.

Meanwhile internet connection in the coastal city of Salal has been affected as fibre optic cables mainly from neighbouring Djibouti were destroyed by the heavy floods.