HARIRAD, Somalia — Harirad town in Somaliland has been hit by strong winds and deluged by rainfall in the past 24 hours, amid powerful tropical cyclone threatening Djibouti and northern Somalia.
At least 22 people were reportedly killed, and others are still missing following torrential rains from tropical cyclone that hit Somalia.
The governor of Awdal, Abdirahman Ahmed Ali, said that at least 15 were killed in region, adding that death toll could likely rise as massive floods affected remote areas of the region.
Three other people were also swept away by floods, according to local media in Mogadishu.
The tropical cyclone has also destroyed 41 homes in the town.
United Nations says heavy rains continue to fall across Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands.
UN OCHA says 772,500 people have been affected by flooding in Somalia with more than 229,000 displaced.
Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia