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29 Jan 1998 description

MAPUTO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The death toll from a landslide in central Mozambique last week could reach 143, Minister of State Administration, Alfredo Gamito, said on Thursday.

26 Jan 1998 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 98/0144

1. The UN Resident Coordinator in Maputo reports that the landslides occurred in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia on 20 January. According to the latest information, 47 people were killed, while another 40 remain missing in Milange district.

2. Heavy rains and landslides also interrupted connections between the provincial capital and smaller towns in Tete and Sofala province.

3. The Government's inter-sectoral brigade is presently in Milange district, assessing the situation.

18 Jan 1998 description

MAPUTO, Mozambique (PANA) - Heavy rains in the northernmost Mozambican Province of Niassa have cut off the
provincial capital, Lichinga, from the District of Majune, Radio Mozambique reported Sunday.

It cited unnamed district government officials as saying that the rains damaged a bridge over the Luambala River on the road from Lichinga to Malanga, the Majune District capital.