Cyclone Idai’s death toll rises to 847, 5 cholera deathsChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 7, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Africa Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter
Following is an outline of the disaster, according to government and United Nations officials. Cyclone Idai landed on the night of March 14 near the port city of Beira, bringing heavy winds and rains.
Two major rivers, the Buzi and the Pungue, burst their banks, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the water.
People killed: 602; People injured: 1,641; Houses damaged or destroyed: 239,682; Crops damaged: 715,378 hectares; People affected: 1.85 million; Confirmed cholera cases: 2,424; Confirmed cholera deaths: 5. ■