At Least 32 Die in Somalia After Drinking from Well

At Least 32 Die in Somalia After Drinking from Well


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MOGADISHU– At least 32 people have died in Somalia after drinking water from a well that was believed to have been poisoned, officials said on Monday.

More than 10 other people were hospitalised after drinking the water in Masuubiye near the south-western city of Baidoa, regional senior official Hassan Hussein Elay said.

Elay accused the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab of poisoning the well.

“Al-Shabaab poisoned the waterhole to prevent government soldiers from drinking water there,” he said, without providing details.

Al-Shabaab has reportedly poisoned wells in the past. It was not immediately known if any soldiers had died in the latest incident.


There was no comment from al-Shabaab, which has fought the Somali government for a decade in an attempt to establish an Islamic fundamentalist state.

SOURCE: DPA

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