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The Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Plant (HCB) has, via the INGC, channelled four million meticais to provide support for victims of Cyclone Idai in Sofala, Manica and Zambézia in central Mozambique.
The cyclone caused widespread loss of human life and major damage to agricultural land and social and economic infrastructure, as well as property.
In Sofala, more than 10,000 people living in Nhamatanda and Búzi districts have been hanging onto trees or perched on the roofs of their homes since late Sunday afternoon following the flooding of the Pungue and Buzi rivers.
Levels in the Búzi and Mutua rivers in the province of Sofala have risen sharply, their waters flowing at amazing speed since last Saturday afternoon.
Representing the Council of Ministers in Sofala in operations to support victims of Cyclone Idai, Minister of Land and Rural Development Celso Correia has admitted that the impact of the floods was very great.
Residents of the city of Beira are struggling to recover from the devastation, this Monday beginning their day-to-day work under immense difficulties – without electricity, drinking water, fuel or communications.
The extent of the calamity became apparent on Monday morning when hundreds of public and private sector employees arrived at their places of work to find them razed by the cyclone. They then joined efforts to restore their respective institutions without distinction of professional categories.
Victims of Cyclone Idai in the city of Beira did not wait for the guidance of the authorities to occupy any facilities they found still standing, regardless of whether they were public or private.
By Dália LangaSource: O País