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Floods Spread to Chipinge

Zimbabwe state radio says at least 700 villagers have fled their homes in Chipinge and middle Sabi after the river Save overflowed its banks on the weekend, adding to the damage from floods across the country.

Hundreds of villagers in the Zambezi Valley District of Muzarabani have been driven from their homes in recent days. No casualties have been reported so far in the latest episode of flooding, but at least 27 deaths were reported in December, which is said to be the wettest December on record.

Esther Okwanga, Deputy Head of the Southern African Zone for the International Federation of Red Cross-and Red Crescent Societies tells reporter Sithandekile Mhlanga that floods may occur elsewhere in the country given the heavy rains, so her organization is on high alert.

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