Heavy Rains Leave Scores Dead in Zimbabwe

At least 124 people have been killed while hundreds of houses were destroyed across the country since the beginning of the rainy season.

  • Zimbabwe:  Floods, Lightning Claim 124 Lives

    The Herald, 19 January 2013

    Eighty-six people have drowned while 38 others were struck by lightning across the country since the beginning of the rainy season. The heavy rains have also destroyed 180 houses ... read more »

File photo: The rains have caused widespread damage to roads leaving some areas impassable.

  • Zimbabwe:  Heavy Rains Bring Chaos to Manicaland

    SW Radio Africa, 17 January 2013

    Heavy rains for the past three weeks have swelled rivers and cut-off bridges and traffic to many parts of Manicaland province, the deputy director-general of the Civil Protection ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Nation Warned About Flood Dangers After Kombi Washed Away

    SW Radio Africa, 8 January 2013

    Zimbabweans are being warned about the dangers of potential flooding in the coming weeks, as a search continues for four people suspected to have drowned in Chiredzi. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Four Drown As Flooded River Sweeps Away Vehicle

    The Herald, 4 January 2013

    FOUR people drowned while two others escaped unhurt when a Toyota Corona they were travelling in was swept away at a flooded river in Suswe, Mutoko, on Wednesday night. National ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Rainfall Activity to Increase

    The Herald, 3 January 2013

    Rainfall activity is expected to increase across Zimbabwe with the Meteorological Services Department yesterday warning of floods in low-lying areas. In a statement yesterday, the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zimbabwe Ill-Prepared for Rainfall Extremes, Farmers Say

    AlertNet, 27 December 2012

    Thumeliso Matshobana knows what the devastation of too much water looks like. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  The Floodgates of the Sky Are Open (opinion)

    The Herald, 22 December 2012

    You would not have anticipated it. read more »