MAPUTO (AFP) — An outbreak of diarrhoea in a flood-hit city in central Mozambique has claimed the lives of 64 people since early January, the local council said on Tuesday.
The municipal authority in the city of Tete said that a total of 835 people had contracted diarrhoea from contaminated water since the flooding began at the start of the year.
"Sixty-four of that total have not survived," the council's statement said.
Around a dozen Mozambicans have been drowned and tens of thousands have lost their homes in the floods that have also affected parts of neighbouring Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
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