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Deadly floods hit southern Zimbabwe, destroying many homes


              Former Zimbabwean Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe crosses a flooded road on her way to assess damages caused by floods in Tsholos...

              Villagers carry food for people taking care o of their livestock in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March ...

              A man crosses a flooded river with his dog in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Zimbabwe says...

              A child looks out of a shelter in a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March...

              A man stops to check on his dog while crossing a flooded road in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, ...

              A mother breastfeeds her child inside a tent at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholotsho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, S...

              Children sit  inside a tent at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4,...

              A woman and child walk, at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 201...

              A family lay inside a tent at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, ...

              A mother cares for her son after being rescued during flooding in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4,...

              Families sit outside a tent at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4,...

              A mother holds her baby at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 201...

              A woman feeds her baby inside a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, ...

              A child walks at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Zimbabw...

              A young boy stands next to a family hut that was destroyed by floods in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, Saturday, M...

              Villagers carry food for people taking care of their livestock in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4...

              A young boy shows a hut that was destroyed by floods in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Zi...

              A mother practices what is commonly known as "neck stretching "on her baby at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho, about 200 ...

              An elderly woman holds a plate at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, Saturday, Marc...

Former Zimbabwean Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe crosses a flooded road on her way to assess damages caused by floods in Tsholos...

Villagers carry food for people taking care o of their livestock in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March ...

A man crosses a flooded river with his dog in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Zimbabwe says...

A child looks out of a shelter in a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March...

A man stops to check on his dog while crossing a flooded road in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, ...

A mother breastfeeds her child inside a tent at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholotsho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, S...

Children sit inside a tent at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4,...

A woman and child walk, at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 201...

A family lay inside a tent at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, ...

A mother cares for her son after being rescued during flooding in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4,...

Families sit outside a tent at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4,...

A mother holds her baby at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 201...

A woman feeds her baby inside a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, ...

A child walks at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho about 200 kilometres north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Zimbabw...

A young boy stands next to a family hut that was destroyed by floods in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, Saturday, M...

Villagers carry food for people taking care of their livestock in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4...

A young boy shows a hut that was destroyed by floods in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Zi...

A mother practices what is commonly known as "neck stretching "on her baby at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho, about 200 ...

An elderly woman holds a plate at a camp set up for flood victims in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, Saturday, Marc...

TSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Floods in Zimbabwe have killed nearly 250 people since December in regions that were recently suffering from drought. Those who have survived the floods say they have lost virtually all their possessions.

Government officials said nearly 900 people have been airlifted by helicopters from flooded areas in rural southern Zimbabwe. Since December, floods have killed 246 people, injured 128 and left nearly 2,000 homeless. Five bridges on major highways have been swept away nationwide.

This southern African country last week appealed to international donors for $100 million to help those affected by the floods, which have washed away bridges and roads and cut off some communities. President Robert Mugabe, currently in Singapore for medical treatment, declared the floods to be a national disaster.