A severe windstorm hit Gambia's western region, including the capital Banjul on July 8, 2021.
The storm hit around midnight (local time), destroying scores of homes in some of the country's western outskirts and leaving at least 10 people dead.
1 500 people were displaced, according to government figures.
Gambia's president called on all Gambians to come forward and support the victims in any way they can.
Desde #Venezuela envíamos nuestra palabra de solidaridad y aliento al hermano pueblo y gobierno de #Gambia ante los destrozos causados por la tormenta que ha producido pérdida de vidas y amplios daños materiales aun por estimar. pic.twitter.com/9ukGDaDOYJ
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) July 9, 2021
Featured image credit: Jorge Arreaza M
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