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27th Aug 2022

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Storm Ana : Tete administrator killed as flood destroys key bridge

Ana, the first tropical storm of the year, hit Angoche Monday (24 Jan) and moved inland dropping heavy rain in Nampula, Zambezia and Tete provinces and Malawi. Flooding on the Revúbuè River washed out a section of bridge cutting the main link between Tete and Moatize (photo above and https://www.opais.co.mz/ana-mata-administrador-de-tete/).

Four official cars were swept away when the bridge washed out, including cars with the governor, the mayor of Tete city, and the administrator of Tete district. The body of administrador Jose Maria Mandere was found this morning at Benga, 8 km downstream. Most people were rescued, although the mayor of Tete was injured and it was reported yesterday than 3 people were clinging to trees waiting to be saved by boats. The remaining officials remain stuck in Moatize and cannot return to Tete.

This bridge was only repaired in 2020 at a cost of $3.7 mn after washing out during Cyclone Idai in 2019. The Revúbuè River was 4 metres above alert level and still rising yesterday. Heaviest reported rain on Monday was in Tsangano (262 mm) and Angónia (170 mm) in Tete and Tacuane (200 mm) and Mocuba (196 mm) in Zambezia.

Flooding on the Licungo and other rivers has also cut roads. There is also warning of flooding in Beira and rain induced landslides in Chimoio and Gondola. (Boletim Hidrológico Nacional 19, 25 Jan; https://bit.ly/Moz-Flood-2022; O Pais 26 Jan; Revúbuè bridge pictures https://twitter.com/SigahTheDoc/status/1485950582678593538)

There have been 12 deaths so far reported. A woman and her child drowned in the flooded Licungo River in Mocuba. Seven people have been killed by flooding in Tete, and two died when a house wall collapsed in Manica. (Lusa 25 Jan)

Source: Mozambique News Reports and Clippings (Image Supplied)


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