Maputo - At least 30 people have died in recent days due to
floods in northern Mozambique, local authorities said on Monday.
Amancio Nhantumbo of the Mozambique National Disaster
Management Institute (INGC) said the flood-related deaths occurred in the
province of Nampula and were caused mainly by "drowning, acute diarrhoea
Nearly 2 000 homes have been destroyed in the area, INGC
said, with thousands of displaced families living in resettlement camps.
Nampula authorities were carrying out compulsory evacuations
of residents living in low-lying areas at risk of further flooding.
In southern Mozambique, floods have killed 105 people and
displaced 150 000 since the beginning of the rainy season in October.
Meanwhile, Cahora Bassa hydroelectric CEO Antonio Muxanga
told reporters that transmission lines carrying electricity to South Africa
were under threat and could collapse at any time.