Floods Kill At Least 10 In Southern Mozambique

At least 10 people have been killed in southern Mozambique, including the capital Maputo, after heavy rains unleashed floods over the past few days, the government has said.

The chair of the National Disaster Management Institute (INGD), Luisa Meque, said “43,426 people were affected by the floods and ten were killed”, Radio France Internationale reported on 16 February.

The governor of Maputo province, Julio Parruque, urged flood-prone communities to comply with government evacuation orders or risk being forcibly removed.

The National Directorate for Water Resources Management has issued a flood alert for the southern Gaza province amid heavy rains.

The UN has said humanitarian organisations were monitoring the situation and mobilising to support government-led efforts.