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Tuesday, 29 February, 2000, 21:56 GMT
In pictures: Mozambique's waiting game
Thousands of Mozambique flood victims spent Tuesday sitting in trees, on rooftops and on patches of high ground surrounded by swiftly flowing muddy water, waiting for over-stretched rescuers to pluck them to safety.


A South African helicopter hovers above flood victims.


stranded family
A family salvages its possessions in the flooded city of Xai-Xai.



A woman waits in waist-deep flood waters for her rescuers.



Rescuers spent the day plucking flood victims from rooftops and tree branches.



A woman is airlifted from a tree with her baby in Chokwe province.



South African rescuers pull a child from a tree in Chibuti.


roof rescue
A civilian helicopter rescues people on a rooftop in Xai-Xai.


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29 Feb 00 |  Africa
Flood aid 'not enough'
28 Feb 00 |  Africa
The floods: A regional disaster
28 Feb 00 |  Africa
Flood rescuers struggle to cope
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