5 die in Mozambique floods

2014-12-19 14:10
Houses are seen under the water in a flooded valley. (Panagiotis Patsatzis, AP)

Houses are seen under the water in a flooded valley. (Panagiotis Patsatzis, AP)

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Maputo - Mozambican authorities say five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo after days of torrential rain.

On Friday, the mayor of Maputo, Daviz Simango, visited the area where five homes were swept away by floodwater.

The city's health and social welfare councillor, Nurbai Calu, said people living in flood-prone areas of the coastal city would be moved to safe zones.

In the neighbouring city of Matola, about 300 people were left homeless after 19 houses collapsed and another 370 were flooded. Hundreds of people have also been displaced in the southern city of Xai Xai.

Mudslides have damaged roads, making it difficult to reach affected areas.

Calu said that it is difficult to estimate the cost of the damage so far.

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