Sixteen thousand square miles (42,650 square kilometres) of rich farmland have been devastated in Mozambique following cyclone Felice and the massive floods that ensued.
AERIAL VIEWS Flooded area (2 shots)
AV Partly flooded airport and runways
AV Railway with section flooded over
AV Flooded homesteads
AV & GV Flooded factory (2 shots)
GV PAN Flooded village.
CU Gushing water TILT UP TO Hut
GV Queue of refugees
SV Red Cross officials (2 shots)
SV Red Cross nurses
CU Red Cross sign on van
GTV & SV Nurses attending to refugees (4 shots)
SV & GV PAN Temporary huts on high ground (2 shots)
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Background: Sixteen thousand square miles (42,650 square kilometres) of rich farmland have been devastated in Mozambique following cyclone Felice and the massive floods that ensued. A Johannesburg cameraman who overflew one of the worst-hist areas with a BBC reporter sent back this film showing the extent of the damage.
The Portuguese territory was first hit by the cyclone a week ago, and the torrential rains that followed are reported to be the worst in the country's history--with a death toll to date miraculously low at 25 in an area where some 10,000 are estimated to have been left homeless.
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