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Floods hit Mozambique, 4,000 homeless

world Updated: Mar 26, 2009 23:08 IST

Floods in Mozambique have left at least 4,000 people homeless and a tropical storm is threatening to make the situation even worse for the nation on the southeastern coast of Africa.

The Mozambique National Meteorological Service is warning fishermen to stay on land as Tropical Storm Izilda heads toward the coastal resort of Inhambane at 48 miles per hour (78 kilometers per hour).

The tropical storm is expected to make landfall Friday or Saturday and dump torrential rains. In the northern part of the country, heavy rains have already destroyed homes and crops, local governor Arnaldo Bimbe said on Thursday.

There are no reports of casualties. Floods have also affected the southern African nations of Angola, Namibia and Malawi.