Water Rapidly Running Out In Cape Town

JOHANNESBURG — Cape Town, South Africa’s second-largest city, is facing its worst drought in a century, with its water supply expected to run out April 21. They’re calling it “Day Zero.” In this city of 4 million, people will have to line up in the streets at just 200 water stations.

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