More than 75 people died in current rainy season in Mozambique: report-Xinhua

More than 75 people died in current rainy season in Mozambique: report

Source: Xinhua| 2023-01-27 22:24:15|Editor: huaxia

MAPUTO, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Some 75 people in Mozambique have lost their lives due to the extreme weather events and natural disasters in the country's current rainy season starting from last October, local daily newspaper Jornal Noticias reported on Friday.

According to the report citing data from the country's Institute of Disaster Risk Management and Reduction, most of the deaths were registered in the central provinces of Manica and Zambezia.

"The rains and strong winds, accompanied by lightning strikes and wildfires, left 90 injured and destroyed totally and partially 4,119 houses, leaving another 3,356 flooded," said the report.

From October until the present week, weather phenomena also affected 56,930 students and 940 teachers, as well as 1,917 kilometers of roads across the country, said the report.

As one of the countries that are most vulnerable to climate change, Mozambique is currently in the middle of the rainy and cyclonic season 2022-2023, bracing for tropical cyclones from the Indian Ocean and floods occurring at the hydrographic basins of southern Africa.

The natural disasters that hit Mozambique last rainy season, including tropical cyclone Gombe, reportedly caused a total of 142 deaths.