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Zimbabwe's Matabeleland North Province Latest To Be Hit With Floods

In the latest flood disaster to hit Zimbabwe, incessant rainfall led to the inundation of parts of Tsholotsho District in Matabeleland North late this week, sources said.

No fatalities were reported, but floods destroyed mud huts, livestock and crops. Local sources said the Harare government has deployed military units to rescue villagers.

Affected areas included Mhlahlo, Somanje, Matshudula, Mhlabangubo, Masekesa, Malanda and Dinyane.

Floods hit other parts of Mashonaland and northeastern Muzarabani last month, leaving some 22 people dead and thousands more homeless.

Correspondent Thabang Mathebula of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe was in Tsholotsho and described the impact to reporter Sithandekile Mhlanga.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has sent in a team to help flood victims, according to Regional Disaster Management Coordinator Farrid Abdulkadir, who said floods in Zimbabwe are generally in decline.

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