Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Death Toll Could Top 1,000

HeadlineMar 19, 2019

In Mozambique, President Filipe Nyusi said Monday that the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Idai could reach over 1,000 people. The devastating cyclone brought winds of 110 miles per hour and massive flooding to Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi from Thursday to Saturday, in what Mozambique’s environment minister called the “biggest natural disaster” the country has ever faced. Aid agencies warned that Idai destroyed 90 percent of the low-lying port city of Beira, which has a population of over half a million people.

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