Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, flooding rises above 200: president

Published On: March 20, 2019 10:02 AM NPT By: Reuters

MAPUTO, March 20: The number of people killed after a powerful cyclone and flooding hit Mozambique has risen to above 200, President Filipe Nyusi said on Tuesday after a cabinet meeting on the disaster.

Cyclone Idai tore through Mozambique and inland neighbors Malawi and Zimbabwe after making landfall last week, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The number of people confirmed dead in Mozambique previously stood at 84.

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