Malawi floods kill at least 48, damage crops




 
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January 14th, 2015  
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Topic: Malawi floods kill at least 48, damage crops


LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared half the southern African country a disaster zone after torrential rains over the past few days killed at least 48 people and left around 70,000 homeless. The heavy rains have also damaged crops in the country, which last year harvested a bumper 3.9 million tonnes of the staple maize crop, a surplus of almost a million tonnes. Malawi's Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has warned of heavy rainfall and flash floods in the country for the next two to three weeks. ...

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