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Zim floods displace hundreds

afrol News, 2 January - Floods had forced 700 villagers in South-Eastern regions of Zimbabwe to abandon their homes. The weekend floods resulted after the Save River bursts its banks.

Helicopters have been used to deliver food supplies to the displaced villagers of Chipinge and Middle Sabi areas who sought shelter in a government farm.

At least 27 people reportedly drowned in what is described as Zimbabwe's wettest December in history.

Earlier, the floods rendered 600 families homeless and killed one person and several livestock in the Northern Zambezi Valley.

The floods have been declared a national disaster in some parts of Zimbabwe. The government had warned people to avoid crossing flooded rivers and that residents close to dams and lakes should monitor water levels at all times.

Floods caused by heavy rains had caused the demolition of walls in the Zimbabwean capital Harare.

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