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‘We are losing everything’: Rising floodwaters hit Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth

‘We are losing everything’: Rising floodwaters hit Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth

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Floodwaters triggered by Cyclone Kenneth’s heavy rains rage in parts of Mozambique, causing homes to collapse Rescuers raced to help people caught in fast-rising floodwaters in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit city of Pemba on Sunday, as houses collapsed in one neighbourhood and heavy rain raised fears of worse to come. More than 160,000 people have been affected in the largely rural region, many left exposed and hungry. “Help us, we are losing everything!” residents of the northern city shouted at passing cars as the rushing waters flooded their homes. Women and girls with buckets and pots tried to scoop away the torrent. But in vain – the water poured into doorways. In the worst-affected neighbourhood of Natite, homes have begun to collapse, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a tweet. “We are unfortunately expecting devastating floods,” it said.
Source: ‘We are losing everything’: Rising floodwaters hit Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth

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