Cyclone Idai Death Toll at 215, Beira City '90 Percent Destroyed'

Author:
Al Jazeera English/YouTube
Publisher:
Al Jazeera English
Publication Date:
19 March 2019
Tags:
Mozambique

The death toll has risen to at least 215 after Cyclone Idai tore into central Mozambique last week before continuing on to Zimbabwe and Malawi, bringing flash floods and ferocious winds. At least 126 people were killed in Mozambique and Malawi, according to the Red Cross, and Zimbabwe's information ministry on Monday put the number of dead at 89 in the country. Most of the deaths in Mozambique happened in the central port city of Beira, 90 percent of which was destroyed, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.


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