Mozambique floods kill five, thousands flee

Flooding has killed five people and forced some 3,500 others to flee their homes in central Mozambique, the daily newspaper Noticias reported.

Mozambique floods kill five, thousands flee
Heavy rains swept through Quelimane, a coastal city in Zambezia province, this week, knocking down trees and flooding streets and homes, Paulo Zucula, director of the Mozambican relief agency INGC told the paper. The situation has reached alarming proportions because the downpour reached 345 mm in just one day ... all suburbs in the city are under water, Zucula said, adding five emergency shelters had been set up in schools to accommodate displaced residents. More than 700 people died in Mozambique in 2000 and 2001 when heavy flooding swept through the central and southern regions of the former Portuguese colony.
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