Over 500 People Killed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique – Reports

© REUTERS / Siphiwe SibekoA man looks on atop his house after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March 22, 2019.
A man looks on atop his house after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March 22, 2019. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW(Sputnik) – A total of 501 people were killed in Mozambique due to flooding and landfall, caused by the tropical Cyclone Idai, Lusa news agency reported on Saturday citing local authorities.

On March 15, Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and then continued to neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi, triggering floods and landfalls. Idai hit Mozambique and then spread to neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi, triggering floods and landfalls and causing multiple casualties. Search and rescue operations continue.

In addition, the country’s authorities registered 271 cases of cholera in the city of Beira, most affected by Idai, Ussene Isse, the national director of medical assistance, said as quoted by the media.

As a result, over 700 people were killed and hundreds of others went missing in the aforementioned three countries, according to the UN estimates.

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