Cyclone Pawan hits Somalia’s Puntland, heavy rains and floods reported

A moderate storm dubbed Cyclone Pawan has hit some parts of the coast of Somalia’s Puntland state on Saturday.

Wind storms hit Eyl and other areas in Bari region, with heavy rains and floods sweeping through the area.

One person was reportedly killed and communication lines cut by the heavy rains in the region.

The authorities in Puntland have said rescue and emergency operations were underway in the affected areas.