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14 Nov 1997 description

Number of people estimated to have died since yesterday: due to flooding: 125 (641)
Number of newly reported displaced people: 900

Houses reported to have been newly destroyed:

Villages reported to be destroyed or newly abandoned: 84

Villages reported to be cut off by water:

Lifestock reported killed since yesterday: 2,830 (approx. 14,000 )

Food stock destroyed:  underground sorghum and geral cereal reserves
destroyed in huge quantities, tens of thousands of ha of farmland