Southern Africa became 'inland ocean' after super typhoon Idai

Terrible flood created

The terrible flood created the "inland ocean" in Mozambique, making it difficult to rescue after the worst natural disaster in South Africa for two decades.

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The Zimbabwean government said typhoon Idai killed more than 100 people in Chipinge and Chimanimani.People think that the number may be higher because the most affected areas are still inaccessible.In the photo, soldiers carry injured survivors from a helicopter in Chimanimani, about 600km southeast of the capital, Harare, Zimbabwe on March 19.(Photo: AP).

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A family dug up mud to find their son in Chimanimani.Super typhoon Idai has killed hundreds of people, many are missing, and thousands of people face great flood risks in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.(Photo: AP).

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The photo was taken last week to show that the floodwaters covered large areas of the land in Nicoadala, Zambezia province, Mozambique.Rapid flooding created the "inland ocean" in Mozambique, endangering thousands of families.Aid organizations are rushing to rescue and provide food for those who survived Hurricane Idai.(Photo: AP).

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The leader of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it was the worst humanitarian crisis in Mozambique's recent history.Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said the number of deaths in the country could reach 1,000.(Photo: AP).

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According to the AP, at least 400,000 people have lost their homes.In Zimbabwe's eastern mountainous region bordering Mozambique, residents struggle to cope with the disaster.Rescue workers said the storm caused the most devastating flood in the past 20 years.Heavy rain is expected to last until March 21.(Photo: AP).

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A man stands at the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600km southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe. "It's really cruel. Yesterday, we did an aerial survey and saw people on the roof and branches. Water is still rising and we are trying our best to save more people. The better, " Caroline Haga of the Red Cross told the AP.(Photo: AP).

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Luckymore Rusero and his family walk through the collapsed road in Chimanimani, March 18.Aid groups are trying to bring essential food, medicine and fuel into the city of Beira on the coast of Mozambique by air and sea because the roads have been devastated by the storm.(Photo: AP).

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Soldiers provide food for the people in Chimanimani.Satellite images help rescue teams aim at the most important areas.Rescuers are gathering at Beira airport, one of the few locations in the city with an active communication system.(Photo: AP).

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People lined up to receive food distributed by the army in Chimanimani, March 18.The United Nations has allocated $ 20 million from emergency response funds to enhance humanitarian aid in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.(Photo: AP).

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A woman carrying her child to a school building being used as an emergency shelter for about 300 local people could not return home after the whirlwind and heavy rain in the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, on 17 / 3.(Photo: AP).

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Thousands of houses were buried in Beira.The city and surrounding areas have no electricity and nearly all communication lines have been destroyed.The main hospital in Beira was badly damaged.Floodwaters completely covered houses, telephone poles and trees.(Photo: AFP / Getty).

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in the flooded area on March 19 and plans to fly to disaster locations on March 20.He said the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania and Angola are providing aid.The European Union's global observation program said floodwaters covered 290 square kilometers of land in Central Mozambique.(Photo: AP).

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