More than 120 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

An image shared on Twitter on March 15, 2019 by Ms Anouk Delafortrie after Cyclone Idai made landfall in city of Beira, Mozambique. PHOTO | TWITTER | @ECHO_CESAfrica

What you need to know:

  • In Zimbabwe, eastern Chimanimani district was the worst hit part of the country, where houses and bridges were washed away by flash floods when the storm slammed the area.

  • The most affected areas are not yet accessible, while high winds and dense clouds have hampered military rescue helicopter flights.

  • "So far we looking at 65 people that have lost their lives," Joshua Sacco, lawmaker for Chimanimani, told AFP by phone, adding that between "150 to 200 people" are missing.



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