World - Africa Updated: February 11, 2023

Flood: Rescue Operations Continues In Mozambique Amid Heavy Rains

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
February 11, 2023
Rescue Operations Have Continued In Various Parts Of Mozambique Amid Heavy Rains Causing Flood.

Authorities in Mozambique on Saturday continued with the rescue operations of its citizens that have been affected by the heavy rainfall and the flooding that comes with it. 

According to local estimates, at least 2,400 families have been affected.

The floods hit the Matola neighbourhood and the Boane region near Maputo's city.

"Our houses are full of water, we don't have anywhere to sleep.

"Our barn went with the rain, we have no food. People are being dragged with the water, there are a lot of houses in Caful, all are down with the water, there is no boat that can rescue those people, we are asking for help with helicopters or boats", pleaded Lurdes Simão Dove, a flood victim rescued from Boane district.


Rescue crews have been sent to the affected areas.

Many homes were destroyed as a result of the heavy rainfall.

"From yesterday to today we rescued more than one hundred people and today we expect to rescue more than 300 people", added Adolfo Mate, First Secretary from Boane district.

More flooding is forecast in Maputo Province as water from flooded rivers in South Africa and Eswatini flows downstream.


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