(Xinhua) -- At least 110 people have
been killed and several left in serious conditions after cholera
broke out in southern Somalia in the past two days, Prime
minister Hassan Ali Khaire said Saturday.
the deaths occurred in Bay region amid severe drought across the
county, while assuring that the government would give it first
priority to respond such crisis.
Mohamed Hassan Fiqi, Minister of Agriculture for southwest
state in Somalia, said the cholera situation was out of their
control and demanded emergency aid from the government and
"Cholera broke out in Goof-guduud, Awdiinle and Berdale
locations in Bay region. Children, women and old people are
among the dead, the death toll increases time to time and our
administration can’t help," Fiqi said.
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