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Cyclone Idai’s death toll rises to 847, 5 cholera deaths

Christian 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.
Cyclone Idai
Africa   Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter
As of Sunday, at least 847 people had been reported killed by the storm, the flooding it caused and heavy rains before it hit.

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.


 

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