Lightning kills seven in central Mozambique

By UnreguserNie Zuguo

MAPUTO, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people died due to lightning strikes that hit several regions in Mozambique's central province Manica on Wednesday, the provincial governor announced on Thursday.

Five of the seven deaths occurred in the district of Mossurize, south of the province and the rest in the district of Manica, said the Governor of the Manica province Francisca Tomas at the opening of a meeting with non-governmental organizations in the province.

"In addition to the fatalities, bad weather, accompanied by rain and strong winds, destroyed several public and private infrastructures," said the governor, adding that a multisectoral team has been created to assess the level of destruction.

"What we can say is that there are seven dead and destruction of infrastructure. It is preliminary information and gradually we will have to update it properly," she said.

There are reports of the destruction of various infrastructures, interruption of access routes and fall of trees in the regions most affected by the rains, added the governor.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In World

UK will freeze Russian state assets posing threat to UK nationals, says minister
Further sanctions on Russia under review, says UK foreign office minister
China deploys anal swabs to test for Covid-19
Killings of civilians rise as Afghan violence threatens peace moves
Pandemic a wake-up to world leaders on food frailties, WFP says
For one survivor, Holocaust memories live on only in faded photos
Vaccine row with AstraZeneca escalates as EU grapples with delays
Raging virus, few shots. How Brazil missed its chance to secure COVID-19 vaccines
Expecting a fresh influx, Spain opens migrant camps in the Canaries
Post of topless photo of Kellyanne Conway’s daughter prompts probe

Stories You'll Enjoy