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Bodies swept from graves by floods in Mozambique

Bodies from a cemetery on the banks of the Umbeluze river near the Mozambican capital, Maputo, have been swept by floods into nearby residences and spread across farms.

Televised images showed the effects of the raging waters that flooded many neighborhoods in Boane district, about 25km southwest of the capital, and beyond.

The scattered bodies are reported to be endangering public health. Members of the community spent the weekend collecting the corpses.

The affected cemetery is more than three decades old and holds many unidentified graves.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy made landfall in the country on Friday leading to major flooding across the region.

In other news – Cyclone Freddy enters Zimbabwe

Tropical Cyclone Freddy entered Zimbabwe on Sunday causing some minor damages to infrastructure in Chipinge, Manicaland Province.

The Herald reports that Tropical Cyclone Freddy lost its energy after making landfall in Mozambique and by the time the remnants entered Zimbabwe there was nothing much left. Learn More

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