6 killed in Mogadishu building collapse.

Halkaan ka akhri

At least six people, including four children, have lost their lives in the Somali capital Mogadishu after their house crumbled, an official says.

Five of the victims were members of the same family whose house collapsed in Mogadishu’s northern district of Shangani later on Thursday.

“We recovered five bodies (four kids along with their mother) from the debris and rescued three others in a Shangani house built a hundred years ago,” a Press TV correspondent quoted Abdifitaaq Sabriye Hassan, a local police chief, as saying.

Old constructions have added to the woes of Somalis who have been blighted by strife, famine and political limbo.

The Horn of Africa nation has also been hit by a severe drought, which threatens some 2.4 million Somalis in a land where malnutrition and food shortages already run rampant.

The lawless state has been without a functioning government since 1991, when warlords terminated former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre’s junta rule.

Up to one million people have lost their lives following years of fighting between rival warlords and because of an inability to deal with famine and disease.

There are more than 1.4 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Somalia. More than 300,000 IDPs are sheltered in Mogadishu alone.
Source:   presstv.


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