900 flee Mozambique flood

2010-03-03 14:10

FLOODING along the Zambezi River has forced more than 900 people to

flee from their homes in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, independent

media reported today.

The region has been hit since last week by heavy rains that flooded

the Zambezi and its tributaries, forcing more than 200 families from their

homes, said independent newspaper O Pais.

“The government is working at this moment to evacuate people who

are in low-lying areas,” government spokesman Henrique Banze told O Pais.

Banze added that Mozambican authorities needed to work with their

counterparts in neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi to limit the release of water

from upstream dams along the Zambezi and its tributaries.

Mozambique is a frequent victim of flooding during its rainy


Deadly floods in 2000 and 2007 forced tens of thousands from their


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