Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.

One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.

The government described the situation as “critical” in other centers of Cabo Delgado province which are unreachable by road. In a statement Sunday night, the government said the death toll could rise due to “worrying” rains.

Women wait outside a closed shop in Natite neighbourhood, in Pemba city, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Women wait outside a closed shop in Natite neighbourhood, in Pemba city, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

The towns of Ibo, Macomia and Quissanga have been badly flooded and many buildings and homes destroyed. Access to those centers is currently not possible by road and the heavy rains have made air contact difficult. Safe drinking water has become scarce.

A second disaster is unfolding in northern Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as flood waters rise. ;
A second disaster is unfolding in northern Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as flood waters rise. ;
Community leader Estenacio Pilale explains how a brick wall collapsed and killed a woman during floods due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday , April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Community leader Estenacio Pilale explains how a brick wall collapsed and killed a woman during floods due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday , April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
People walk through a flooded path leading to a shop during floods due to heavy rain in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday , April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
People walk through a flooded path leading to a shop during floods due to heavy rain in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday , April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A woman stand next to a collapsed house where a neighbour was killed due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday , April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A woman stand next to a collapsed house where a neighbour was killed due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday , April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A child drinks water from a gutter during floods due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A child drinks water from a gutter during floods due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A child drinks water from a gutter during floods due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A child drinks water from a gutter during floods due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A man repairs a structure that collapsed due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A man repairs a structure that collapsed due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
An elderly woman creates a drainage system near her shop to clear away floodwaters due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
An elderly woman creates a drainage system near her shop to clear away floodwaters due to heavy rains in Pemba, Mozambique, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
People leave their flooded homes, in Natite neighbourhood, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
People leave their flooded homes, in Natite neighbourhood, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A child sits on a bus during rainfall, in Natite neighbourhood, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A child sits on a bus during rainfall, in Natite neighbourhood, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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