100 Dead after typhoon hits Somali coast

BY newsdesk  November 11, 2013 at 3:20 PM EST

Photo Courtesy of CIA World Factbook

According to Somali President Abdirahman Mohamud Farole, 100 people were killed over the weekend, when a tropical cyclone reached Puntland, a north-eastern region of Somalia.

Thousands of livestock died and hundreds of homes were destroyed, when the region experienced strong winds and flash floods.

The government of Puntland, which is a semi-autonomous region, declared a state of emergency and said hundreds of citizens are unaccounted for.

Officials are calling for international aid, which could prove difficult in the wake of the [typhoon that devastated the Philippines]. (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/11/typhoon-haiyan-threatens-philippines-with-near-200-mph-winds.html)

H/T Rachel Wellford