Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mozambique floods kill 2, destroy homes

Terra Daily via AFP: Floods in Mozambique have killed two people and left hundreds homeless after heavy rains caused havoc, cutting roads and inundating parts of the capital, authorities said Tuesday.

Heavy rains have caused five major rivers -- including the Zambezi, Africa's fourth longest river system -- to burst their banks, flooding farmland and destroying homes.

"At this moment our big worry is Inhambane (in southern Mozambique)... where we have 800 displaced people," a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency told AFP. Authorities have set up emergency centres accommodating those who have lost their homes in the floods....

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