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More than 48,000 people are being affected by floods in central and northern Mozambique, the director-general of the country’s National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), Domingas Maíta, said on Monday.
Maíta told daily newspaper Notícias, that the floods had destroyed 2,212 homes and partially damaged another 2,024.
According to the same source, the rains flooded 167 classrooms, leaving 12,192 students out of school, and eight medical posts.
As for agricultural crops, 4,664 hectares were lost.
On Friday, six people died when their homes collapsed in the city of Tete, in the central part of the country.
The floods are affecting the central provinces of Sofala, Manica, Zambézia and Tete, the northern, Nampula.
Mozambique is cyclically affected by natural disasters as the south is affected by drought and the centre and north by floods.Source: AIM