Cyclone Idai kills over 1000 in Mozambique, 89 in Zimbabwe

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Cyclone Idai caused more havoc than initially reported as Mozambique said over a thousand people may have been killed as the cyclone smashed into the central part of the country.

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Beira region in central Mozambique swamped by Cyclone Idai

In neighbouring Zimbabwe, Idai left 89 dead and at least 150 more missing.

The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai’s full wrath on Thursday before the storm barrelled on to neighbouring Zimbabwe, unleashing fierce winds and flash floods and washing away roads and houses.

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“For the moment we have registered 84 deaths officially, but when we flew over the area … this morning to understand what’s going on, everything indicates that we could register more than 1,000 deaths,”Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi said in a nationwide address.

“The scale of damage… (in) Beira is massive and horrifying”, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper