Over 150 Dead As Cyclone Idai Hits Malawi, Zimbabwe & Mozambique

Harare: Over 150 people have been killed after the tropical Cyclone Idai hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on Sunday, leaving more than hundreds missing and tens of thousands of others stranded and cut off in rural areas.

The tropical cyclone has affected more than 1.5 million people in the three southern African countries, according to the United Nations and government officials.

The port city of Beira in Mozambique was hit the hardest, with the airport closed, electricity cut and many homes destroyed. The storm hit Beira late Thursday and moved west into Zimbabwe and Malawi, affecting thousands more, particularly in areas bordering Mozambique.

Homes, schools, businesses, hospitals and police stations have been destroyed by the cyclone. Thousands of people who were marooned by the heavy flooding abandoned their possessions to seek safety on higher altitude.

United Nations agencies and the Red Cross have undertaken the relief and rescue operation and have been delivering food supplies and medicines by helicopter.

Also Read: Sushma Swaraj To Embark On Two-Day Visit To Maldives Today

You might also like
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.