Floods in Nampula Province, Mozambique

Three days of torrential rain in the province of Nampula, northern Mozambique, has caused severe flash floods that have damaged road and rail networks and left 8 districts cut off.

According to Agência de Informação de Moçambique (AIM), the districts affected are Mossuril, Larde, Moma, Liupo. Mogincual, Mozambique Island, Angoche and Mogovolas. Storms have also caused power outages in the area over the last 3 days.

Quoting independent television station STV, AIM said that around 2,500 families have been affected by the floods and at least 500 houses have been destroyed in Mossuril.

The province of Cabo Delgado is also suffering from torrential rain. AIM said that flash floods have damaged a bridge in Ancuabe district.

Mozambique is still recovering from the massive floods that struck in January this year. At least 117 people died and 157,000 were affected by the floods, most of them in the province of Zambézia.