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Flood kills 10 people in Mozambique

Flood has killed 10 people in southern Mozambique, including the capital Maputo, after heavy rains unleashed over the past few days.

Confirming the incident, the Head of the National Disaster Management Institute (INGD), Luisa Meque, said 43,426 people were affected by the floods.

The Governor of Maputo province, Julio Parruque, has also urged flood-prone communities to comply with government evacuation orders or risk being forcibly removed.

Meanwhile, the government, through the National Directorate for Water Resources Management, has issued a flood alert for the southern Gaza province as the rains persists.

Similarly, the United Nations, UN says humanitarian organisations were monitoring the situation and mobilising to support government-led efforts in that country.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare