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Friday, 2 March, 2001, 01:30 GMT
Picture gallery: Mozambique floods
Two South African military transport aircraft carrying support staff to operate helicopters and light planes have arrived in Mozambique to help with flood relief operations as the Zambezi river continues to rise.

Observers say the aircraft are urgently needed for ferrying emergency aid and for moving people out of flooded areas, because Mozambique has only two serviceable helicopters of its own.

A soldier rescues a child in the Caia district
A child is rescued from rising waters in the Caia district

A makeshift camp houses flood victims in Caia
About 60,000 people are living in makeshift camps

Huts and land lie under water in Caia
Many families have lost all their possessions as their land and huts lie under water

Flood victims make their way to a UN rescue helicopter
Flood victims make their way to a UN helicopter - many others refuse to abandon their land

A soldier rescues a child in Caia district
Rescue operations continue in an effort to evacuate 60,000 more people

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