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Heavy rains in Maputo late afternoon and early evening yesterday flooded both the city’s central ‘Baixa’ neighbourhoods and outskirts, making access roads impassable and forcing shops to close.
The scene in the capital was dramatic, as roads flooded, drainage ditches clogged and people scrambled for transport.
Many people working, strolling or shopping in the Baixa had no alternative but to dip their feet in the murky waters, while elsewhere, motorists tried unsuccessfully to manoeuvre their cars out of flooded parking lots.
A scene described in Maputo whenever heavy rain falls, but just what the municipal authorities do to address the problem of sewage that daily degrades and threatens residents’ lives is still unknown.