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Severe storm lashes central Mozambique

An emergency situation has been declared in parts of Zambezia province in central Mozambique, following a tropical storm which brought three days of torrential rain, 'Radio Mozambique' said on Friday. The report said that at least one child had died and that at least 260 families lost their homes. Many roads in coastal Zambezia have become impassable and the local authorities were quoted as saying that if the rain continues, the highway between Quelimane and Mocuba, the second largest town in the province, will be cut.

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