Mozambique storm death toll reaches 32 people

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Posted: Jan 31, 2012 10:06 AM
Mozambique storm death toll reaches 32 people

Mozambique's chief disaster management official says 32 people have died in recent storms and flooding.

Joao Ribeiro, director of the National Disasters Management Institute, gave the toll to reporters in Maputo Tuesday. He also says thousands remained stranded by high waters across southern and central Mozambique.

Two tropical depressions that have hit since mid-January have brought heavy rains and high winds. Some victims have drowned, and others have been electrocuted by downed power lines.