Rainstorms destroy dozens of Liberian homes

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Close to 200 homes have been destroyed and more than a dozen people are injured after rainstorms swept through Kpein, a Liberian township on the border with Guinea, on Wednesday night.

Among the injured is an 11-year-old girl who sustained a fractured leg when a wall collapsed on her.

The local township authorities have put out an appeal for humanitarian assistance.

Desperate residents phoned into radio programmes in Monrovia on Thursday, explaining the situation and calling on the national government to move in with help.Article share tools