People trapped by rising floodwater as Cyclone Kenneth dumps more rain on the region

Rescuers have moved in to help people trapped by rapidly rising floodwater in the northern Mozambique city of Pemba, home to 200,000 people, a United Nations spokesman said, as Cyclone Kenneth dumped more rain on the region.

The storm slammed into the province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday, killing five people, and has since then pounded an area prone to floods and landslides with rain, fuelling fears rivers could burst their banks and leave vast areas under water.

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