Flooding feared in cyclone-hit Mozambique

A destroyed house in Mozambique's Macomia district on Friday, after a cyclone battered the southern African nation. Heavy rain pounded northern Mozambique yesterday, fuelling fears of flooding two days after Cyclone Kenneth smashed into the coast, fl
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A destroyed house in Mozambique's Macomia district on Friday, after a cyclone battered the southern African nation.

Heavy rain pounded northern Mozambique yesterday, fuelling fears of flooding two days after Cyclone Kenneth smashed into the coast, flattening buildings and knocking out communications.

The number of people killed has risen to five, said a United Nations spokesman, citing the government. Aid agencies are struggling to assess the extent of the devastation as many areas remain cut off.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 28, 2019, with the headline 'Flooding feared in cyclone-hit Mozambique'. Print Edition | Subscribe