Cholera kills 19 in flood-hit Mozambique

Mozambique Deputy Health Minister, Mouzinho Saide, said cholera outbreak in parts of Mozambique hit by floods has killed 19 people.

He said on Wednesday in Maputo that another 158 people have died in Mozambique in flooding triggered by heavy rains at the start of the year.

The minister said the flood also affected Malawi, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

Mr. Saide said flooded rivers had started to subside in the country’s northern and central provinces, easing the plight of some 177,000 people affected by the rain storms.

Meanwhile, the neighbour, Malawi has said 276 people were killed or are missing as the region counts the human and economic costs of torrential rains.

It said rivers have burst their banks, flooding vast areas and destroying homes, bridges and crops.

(Reuters/NAN)


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