Cyclone In Southeast Africa Kills Nearly 150 People
Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi have been hit by a devastating cyclone that has left 150 people dead. Officials also say that a further 150 people are still missing with millions being displaced from their homes.
The NY Post reports that Mozambique’s port city of Beira was hit the worst with airport closure, no electricity and the destruction of hundreds of homes. Overall, it has affected more than 1.5 million people.
U.N. agencies and the Red Cross are aiding with rescue efforts which include delivering food supplies and help by helicopter. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said the damage is “very worrisome” and the flooding is making it difficult to render aid to stranded civilians.
Zimbabwe state television station, ZBC, reported that,
“We are receiving tragic reports of some people being swept away. We urge patience as rescue is on its way.”
The search is underway for more missing people as the devastation spreads. There is no report as to where civilians will be able to take shelter.
No tourist deaths have been recorded according to government spokesman Nick Mangwana.