Cyclone leaves Mozambique city almost cut off

An image released by WFP Mozambique before cyclone Idai made landfall. The city of Beira has been cut off after power lines were downed and communication severed. PHOTO | TWITTER

What you need to know:

  • Officials did not report any confirmed deaths, but local Beira station STV reported a child had died in Manica province west of the city.

  • Local officials said that this week's heavy rains claimed 66 lives, injured 111 people and displaced 17,000 people.

  • UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) had warned that the storm could pack winds of up to 190 kilometres per hour.

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