Floods cause havoc in southern Africa

Around 1.5 million Zambians may have to flee their homes because of floods that have cut off vast areas of southern Africa, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Tens of thousands are at risk in the region after heavy rain, the report quoted the UN as saying.

Mozambique officials were quoted as saying six people had died in the country, while authorities in Zambia and Zimbabwe said there had been casualties but could not be specific.

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