Mozambique 'to evacuate thousands' because of flooding

Published on 23 January 2013

Mozambique has started to evacuate some 55,000 people after heavy rains caused sea levels to rise to dangerous levels in parts of the country, officials say. (..) The town of Chokwe, home to a dyke, is particularly vulnerable, she added. There are fears that the dyke in Chokwe could break, which would lead to chaos in the evacuations. "If that dyke breaks, all those people will have to move more rapidly," the country chief of the World Food Programme, Lola Castro, said.

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