MAPUTO, Mozambique (PANA) - About
113,000 people have been affected by the floods in the southern Mozambican
provinces of Maputo and Gaza provinces since the onset of the present rainy
season, Noticias newspaper reported Tuesday.
Citing official data, the daily said that of that total, 93,000 are in Gaza's Limpopo valley, while the remaining 20,000 are in Maputo province, where floods have also claimed 18 lives.
Since Sunday the levels of the two main rivers in Maputo province, the Incomati and the Umbeluzi, had started to rise again, thanks to renewed rains, after subsiding somewhat over the preceding week.
In Gaza, isolated areas, surrounded by water, have been identified in the districts of Xai-Xai, Chibuto, Guija, Mabalane, Massingir and Chicualacuala.
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