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Zimbabwe Flood Update 3 (25 Jan 2013)

Flood waters are slowly subsiding around the country  including at the worst affected spot, Beitbrige where  transportation came to a stand still and operations at  the border crossing had to be halted on 19 and 20  January. The heavy downpours across Zimbabwe  have destroyed road networks, houses and schools;  in the worst instances floods have claimed lives  through collapsing building, drowning and vehicles  being swept away. Police say at least 86 people have  drowned and 38 others killed by lightning since the  onset of the rainy season in September last year. On  22 January, three children died when the house they  were sleeping in collapsed after heavy rains and  gushing flood waters .

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25 Jan 2013
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Situation Report