MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least five people have been killed in floods triggered by heavy rains near the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The river floods were triggered by heavy rains as water peaks in Afgoye, an agricultural town, some 30km south of the capital.
Somali MP Mohamed Dalha says Shabelle river flood caused by heavy rains had sent floodwater down into town and its nearby areas.
He says the town is now without electricity or water due to the floods.
The floods also submerged into Marerey, Moradinle, Raqayle,Baladul-Amin iyo Sabiid and Anole, all nearby Afgoye town.