Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, flooding rises above 200

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, flooding rises above 200

People walk down a flooded road next to buildings damaged by Cyclone Idai in Beira
People walk down a flooded road next to buildings damaged by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique. (Photo: Reuters)

MAPUTO: The number of people killed after a powerful cyclone and flooding hit Mozambique has risen to above 200, President Filipe Nyusi said on Tuesday (Mar 19) after a cabinet meeting on the disaster.

Cyclone Idai tore through Mozambique and inland neighbours Malawi and Zimbabwe after making landfall last week, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The number of people confirmed dead in Mozambique previously stood at 84.

Source: Reuters/de

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