Monday, January 28, 2008

Mozambican army sent to pluck 1,700 reluctant families from floods

Maputo/Johannesburg - Mozambique was Monday trying to reach 1,700 families in flood-hit areas that have ignored calls to evacuate despite the new threat of heavy rains caused by the passing of a tropical cyclone. While tropical cyclone Fame was not expected to directly hit the coast but instead appeared headed for Madagascar across the Mozambique Channel, it was expected to dump more rains on central coastal areas, Mozambique's meteorological institute said.

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