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10 people killed, more than 270,000 displaced by floods in Somalia

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Heavy rains have killed at least 10 people, displaced more than 270,000 in Somalia and destroyed infrastructure in the Horn of Africa nation, the United Nations said on Friday.

Experts say East Africa is experiencing heavy rains and floods that have driven families from their homes.

Residents in the central Somali town of Baladweyne said a river had overflowed, killing 10 people after a boat capsized while trying to rescue stranded residents.

A tropical storm is expected next week to aggravate the situation.

Rainfall is expected to continue until the end of the year, and aid organizations warn of possible water-borne diseases and mass displacements.

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