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Mozambique’s LAM may to resume flights to Beira on Sunday after cyclone Idai’s heavy rains in the region, which also affected the airport, an official source told Lusa today.
The lack of electricity and damage to communications and meteorology systems have prevented LAM from resuming flights since Friday, according to the same LAM source.
Predictions based on work underway carried out by airport authorities point to a possible resumption of flights on Sunday.
The city of Beira, one of the most destroyed areas by Cyclone Idai (particularly in less-advantaged neighbourhoods), is currently cut off, as it remains without reliable connections of either electricity or communications and the main road which connects it to the rest of the country has a stretch which is now submerged.
Several villages in the provinces of Sofala and Manica are flooded due to increased river flows and thousands of people are displaced.