09/07/07 (B403) BBC : Un camion transportant des réfugiés somaliens se retourne : 8 morts dont un enfant et 60 blessés. Refugees die in Somali accident (En anglais – info lectrice)

A truck carrying refugees from the conflict in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has overturned, killing at least eight people, reports say.

A child aged two was among those killed in the crash, which also left more than 60 people hurt, according to the Associated Press news agency.

The accident happened 400km (250 miles) north of Mogadishu on the road to Galkayo near the territory of Puntland.

Puntland attracts many refugees hoping to cross the Gulf of Aden to Yemen.

Violence has flared in Mogadishu after its Islamist authorities were driven out of power late last year by militiamen and Ethiopian troops, acting on behalf of a UN-backed transitional government.

The new administration has failed to impose order in the city, and faces near-daily attacks from insurgents allied to the Islamists.

Somalia has not had an effective government since the overthrow of President Siad Barre in 1991.