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Mozambique after three cyclones: Buses transformed into classrooms

Cyclones Idai, Chalane and Eloise caused severe damage to schools in Beira, destroying about 1,000 classrooms. The municipality is now using repurposed buses, or "machimbombos", as classrooms. Five of them are in a Beira elementary school.

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