Storm kills 10, injures seven in Mozambique


A heavy storm killed 10 people and seriously injured seven others in Mozambique’s central province of Manica, says state-run Mozambique Television.

The storm on Monday destroyed more than 100 houses and electricity pylons, the broadcaster said.

Seven of the dead were members of a religious sect attending a church meeting under a tree, the broadcaster quoted Conde Adriano, the Mayor of Chimoio, the provincial capital, as saying, Reuters reports.

Heavy rains in Mozambique and neighboring South Africa in the last month have raised fears of a repeat of massive floods of 2000 that killed at least 350 people and displaced a million others in the center and south of the country.