Pemba — Heavy rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth as the death toll there jumped to 38. Rescuers managed to use a brief break in the downpours to send one helicopter packed with aid to the island of Ibo, where hundreds of homes were flattened by the second cyclone to hit the country in less than six weeks. But rains started again and conditions were too dangerous for the next flight to take off, the U N said. Roads to rural districts further north were swamped and impassable after torrential rains on Sunday. “Unfortunately the weather conditions are changing too fast and threatening the operation,” said Saviano Abreu, a spokesperson for the U Ns Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs . Cyclone Kenneth slammed into the Comoros and then Mozambique’s province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday with storm surges and winds of up to 280 km/h — stretching resources in a region still re...

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