2001 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Karel Prinsloo

The Associated Press for Sunday Times

02 March, 2000

Sophia Pedro with her baby Rositha, who was born while Sophia was trapped up a tree. In January a cyclone hit Mozambique, causing water levels to rise six meters in 24 hours. Continuing rains led to a flood that was the worst to hit the area in thirty years. A quarter of arable land was lost, and damage was estimated at US $100 million. Hundreds of people who had taken refuge on a high bridge near Xai-Xai, north of the capital Maputo, were stranded when waters rose overnight.

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Karel Prinsloo

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