40 dead in Mozambique rainy season

 21 Jan 2017 - 0:56


Maputo: At least 40 people have been killed and 76,000 others affected by floods and storms since Mozambique's rainy season started in October, officials said yesterday, warning of further heavy rainfall.
The government declared a nationwide alert this week, Paulo Tomas, spokesman for the Institute of Management of Natural Disasters (INGC), said. "18,000 families have been affected," Tomas said, adding that 8,000 houses had been destroyed.