In Mozambique, rains accompanied by strong winds have left nine dead and 13 injured in Nampula, in the north of the country. According to the National Institute for Risk and Disaster Management (INGD), the bad weather also left a trail of destruction in homes, schools and health facilities.
The delegate of the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management in Nampula province, Alberto Armando, said on Wednesday, February 1, that the bad weather left a trail of destruction in that area.
“We have to mourn nine confirmed deaths and 13 injured. We also had some situations of destroyed health infrastructures, especially the roofs, and 127 classrooms devastated by bad weather,” described Alberto Armando quoted by Radio France International (RFI).
The new secretary of state of Nampula province, Jaime Neto, assured that there will be no lack of assistance to the approximately 10,000 people affected by the bad weather.
“Now we have to provide immediate assistance. We believe that there will be no problems in this regard as we mobilize resources in our partners,” he said.
INGD has 18 tons of food products to provide assistance to the people affected by the bad weather, mainly in the districts of Nampula, Nacala à Velha, Angoche, Malema and Rapale.
Already in 2022, the passage of cyclone Gombe in Nampula had caused at least 15 deaths, 50 injured and 11,000 displaced.