Flooding in northern Namibia has killed more than 60 people

Severe flooding in northern Namibia took the lives of 62 people, President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared the region a state of emergency, according to Agence France Presse.

Incessant rains in January led to a rise in the water level in the Zambezi River, which runs through the territory of the province of the Caprivi and Kavango River, on which part of the border with Angola, Namibia.

According to the agency, all of those killed in the town of Oshakati, which is located 720 kilometers north of the capital city of Windhoek. In addition, about 10,000 people have been forced from their homes.

According to Pohamba, the authorities have already allocated about $ 4.37 million to overcome the consequences of floods, fear that the element can be destroyed much of the corn crop, which is the staple food in the country.

According to weather forecasts, rainfall in northern Namibia and southern Angola will continue for some time.

Flooding in March 2009 killed 92 people in Namibia, said the agency.

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