Mozambique: 480 homeless after heavy rains

2012-01-18 13:34
Maputo - City officials say 480 people were flooded out of their homes in Mozambique's capital after a tropical depression brought torrential rain and high winds.

City officials said the homeless were being sheltered on Wednesday in schools, churches and even sports fields.

Emergency officials, meanwhile, said tropical depression Dando had now dissipated after two days of destroying homes, downing power lines and causing other damage in Maputo and other southern areas. No deaths were reported.

In the southern Inhambane province, officials said roofs were blown off 71 classrooms, seven teachers' homes and two offices at a school. In neighbouring Gaza province, 40 small homes were swept away and 1 000 goats were killed.

- AP
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