Heavy rains hit Mogadishu on Monday, causing damage to buildings
and giving rise to flash floods which swept away shanty buildings
in two displaced people's camps south of the city, a spokesperson
for the independent television and radio station HornAfrik
told IRIN on Wednesday.
destroyed several hundred dwellings occupied by some of the
estimated 220,000 displaced Somalis who have sought refuge
in Mogadishu from fighting in other parts of the country.
brought a tide of sewage through the shanty towns, raising
concerns about the potential for the spread of disease, the
station added. In central Mogadishu, several businesses remained
closed and newspapers suspended publication for a day.