Namibia floods kills 62

Namibia’s president has declared a state of emergency after floods killed at least 62 people north of the capital Windhoek.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba said Tuesday the country could be experiencing some of its worst flooding.

An estimated 10,000 people have been displaced and 247 schools closed.

Three months of heavy rains sent the Zambezi River out of its banks in the Caprivi region and the Okavango River caused flooding near Angola.

President Pohamba says the government is making available just over $4 million to protect the country’s food staple, maize.

He also expressed concerned of a potential health crisis, because the flooding has washed out and submerged roads making it difficult to get to clinics. voa

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