Africa

Floods in Zimbabwe kill 246 since December

  • Families receive supplies in Tsholotsho after they were rescued following floods in this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 photo made available by UNICEF Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe says floods have killed 246 people and left 2,000 homeless since December. The Southern African country has appealed to International donors for $100 million to help those affected by floods. (UNICEF via AP)

    Families receive supplies in Tsholotsho after they were rescued following floods in this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 photo made available by UNICEF Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe says floods have killed 246 people and left 2,000 homeless since December. The Southern African country has appealed to International donors for $100 million to help those affected by floods. (UNICEF via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Families wait near tents after they were left homeless following floods in this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 photo made available by UNICEF Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe says floods have killed 246 people and left 2,000 homeless since December. The Southern African country has appealed to International donors for $100 million to help those affected by floods. (UNICEF via AP)

    Families wait near tents after they were left homeless following floods in this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 photo made available by UNICEF Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe says floods have killed 246 people and left 2,000 homeless since December. The Southern African country has appealed to International donors for $100 million to help those affected by floods. (UNICEF via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman and her baby walk past a tent in Tsholotsho after she was rescued following floods in this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 photo made available by UNICEF Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe says floods have killed 246 people and left 2,000 homeless since December. The Southern African country has appealed to International donors for $100 million to help those affected by floods.(UNICEF via AP)

    A woman and her baby walk past a tent in Tsholotsho after she was rescued following floods in this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 photo made available by UNICEF Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe says floods have killed 246 people and left 2,000 homeless since December. The Southern African country has appealed to International donors for $100 million to help those affected by floods.(UNICEF via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Zimbabwe says floods have killed 246 people and left nearly 2,000 homeless since December.

The southern African country has appealed to international donors for $100 million to help those affected by the floods, which have washed away some bridges and roads and cut off some communities from surrounding areas.

Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe's minister of local government, declared a national disaster and announced the death toll on Thursday. He says 128 people have been injured in the floods.