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Telephone and electric power cables are in a precarious state in Maputo’s Avenida do Trabalho, and some have already fallen to the ground. People at the scene say that the situation is a real public danger.
Cables lying on the ground, and some still attached to their poles but all intertwined and misaligned, is the scene that greets one on the Avenida do Trabalho, one of the busiest thoroughfares in the nation’s capital.
The avenue is lined with a mixture of residences, factories and shops. Workers there say that power cuts are constant, and that the poles carrying the cables are in such a precarious state that the passage of trucks along the avenue is enough to bring them down.
Residents and workers in the area say that the situation has been going on for months, and that they are afraid of stepping on the cables which have now invaded the sidewalks as well as the roads for fear of what might happen to them.
They say that they have repeatedly informed the relevant authorities about the problem, but the situation with the power and telephone cables has continued to deteriorate.Source: Miramar