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By ELIAS MBAO, Nation Correspondent in LusakaPosted Friday, February 26 2010 at 17:04
The Red Cross Society and the Zambian government have started evacuating Lusaka floods victims to a makeshift camp in the Independence Stadium, the aid agency said on Friday.
As at now, at least 161 households in densely populated townships of Lusaka affected by floods have registered to be relocated, Zambia Red Cross Society public relations manager James Zulu said.
"The floods situation is pathetic in Lusaka," Mr Zulu said.