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100 feared dead in Somalia storm


At least 100 people are feared dead in a ferocious storm battering Somalia's northeastern Puntland region, the local government said Monday, warning that hundreds more are missing.

"Information collected from coastal areas via irregular telephone contact over the past 48 hours indicates that up to 100 persons might have been killed, while hundreds of other people remain unaccounted for," said a statement from Puntland's semi-autonomous government.