Heavy rains kills 9 children in Somalia

Somalians pass through flood waters after heavy rains in Mogadishu caused floods, at the Refugee Camp in southern Mogadishu, Somalia on October 11, 2014. /Nour Gelle Gedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – OCTOBER 11: Somalians pass through flood waters after heavy rains in Mogadishu caused floods, at the Refugee Camp in southern Mogadishu, Somalia on October 11, 2014. (Photo by Nour Gelle Gedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

At least nine children were killed Friday when a house collapsed after heavy rains here in the capital, according to an aid organization.

The children were rushed to hospitals but died from their injuries, said the Somali Red Crescent society.

“Sadly 9 children rushed to hospital following the collapse of a house in Mogadishu have succumbed to their injuries. Heavy rains have caused flash floods and structural damage” in the Bulo-hubey neighborhood of Wadajir district in Mogadishu, the Director of Organizational Development and Communications for the Somali Red Crescent Society, Abdulkadir Afi, said on Twitter.

“Rescue efforts ongoing and our Somali RC ambulances continue to attend to the wounded,” he added.

Five of the children, all under 10 years old, were from the same family.

Mogadishu has seen hours-long heavy rain and terrestrial rain is expected across the country.