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Disaster group denies reports of ‘thousands’ of Zim flood deaths

By Alex Bell SW Radio Africa 07 March 2014 Zimbabwe’s national disaster management group has denied claims that ‘thousands’ of people have lost their lives in the serious flooding that hit the country in recent weeks. The claims are being investigated by the South African disaster relief group, Gift of...

Zim villagers airlifted out of flood zones

By Alex Bell 22 January 2013 Ongoing heavy rainfall continues to cause chaos across the country, leading to the closure of the Beitbridge border over the weekend and the rescue by helicopter of stranded villagers. A helicopter from the Air Force was dispatched on Monday to rescue villagers in the Binga...

Heavy rains bring chaos to Manicaland

By Tichaona Sibanda 17 January 2013 Heavy rains for the past three weeks have swelled rivers and cut-off bridges and traffic to many parts of Manicaland province, the deputy director-general of the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) said on Thursday. Weeks of heavy rain have left large parts of the province under...

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