Mozambique rains - hundreds destitute

2012-01-18 18:59

Maputo - Nearly 500 people were flooded out of their homes in Mozambique's capital after a tropical depression brought torrential rain and high winds, city officials said on Wednesday.

The homeless in Mozambique were being sheltered in schools, churches and even on sports fields, city officials said. 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.

Mozambique's National Operational Emergency Centre 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.


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