03/03/08 (B437) GAROWE ON LINE : 80 blessés ont été admis dans les hôpitaux somliens à la suite des accrochages de samedi. Somalia: 80 People Hospitalized in Mogadishu After Yesterday’s Battle (En Anglais – Info lecteur)


At least 80 civilians were admitted to three hospitals in the Somali capital Sunday, following deadly clashes the day before that killed more than 17 people.

Ali « Adde » Moallim, an official at Medina Hospital, confirmed to Garowe Online that 40 wounded victims were admitted in the last 24 hours.

« Ten of them [wounded victims] died in the hospital, » Mr. Ali Adde said, adding that a family of six was among the wounded.

Keysaney Hospital director Ali Bile said 20 people were admitted to the hospital with various wounds, including children and old people.

Dr. Gutale of Daynile Hospital in the outskirts of Mogadishu said medical personnel were treating 20 victims of yesterday’s bloody clashes.

Mogadishu residents said many wounded people have been unable to make it to a hospital, due to some city streets being blockaded by Ethiopian and Somali troops.