Third Girl Dies in Somalia After Genital Mutilation – VOA News

A 10-year-old girl has died in Somalia due to complications from female genital mutilation (FGM).

Mumtaz Qorane was the third child to die in the country this week after undergoing the practice, which is also known as female circumcision.

Dr. Mohamed Hussein Aden tells VOA’s Somali service that the girl underwent the procedure three days ago in the countryside near the town of Goldogob, and contracted tetanus afterward.

He said a medical team sent to bring her to a hospital in the town of Galkayo was told Monday morning that the girl had died.

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