Cyclone “exceptional” Freddy: at least 70 dead in Malawi and Mozambique

Cyclone "exceptional" Freddy: at least 70 dead in Malawi and Mozambique

Cyclone exceptional Freddy at least 70 dead in Malawi and

Back in the region last week following an unprecedented loop trajectory, it first fell on the island of Madagascar for the second time in two weeks, killing 10 more people. Then he came back to hit Mozambique this Saturday night. At least four people have died in the province of Zamb├ęzia, but the toll is likely to rise, as information is difficult to reach due to cut communications with the affected areas.

The port town of Quelimane, about 40 km from where the cyclone made landfall, is still largely isolated from the rest of the world: roads, water, electricity are cut off in places. And many people are missing. The disaster seems to have exceeded what we feared in intensity: “Emergency accommodation centers were overwhelmed because the number of people affected was higher than expected”said Luisa Meque, president of the national disaster management office.

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