Flooding caused by torrential rain over the past three days has left hundreds of families homeless in the Mozambican capital Maputo. Maputo mayor Artur Canana said houses in the poorly maintained suburbs are under water and many roads impassable. In the nearby city of Matola, many houses are also under water. The rains have cut off traffic on the country's main south-north road at Chibabava in the central province of Sofala. Authorities on Sunday began erecting tents in safe areas for those left homeless.