Tropical Cyclone, Ava hit the eastern Madagascar wherein at least 29 people killed and three other also injured.
Cyclone has also displaces more than 13,000 people
According to officials, two people reported missing while thousand still stranded. Ava passed through Madagascar over the weekends. It mostly hit the eastern coast of the island having wind speeds between 140-190 kph (87-119 mph).
Communications officer of National Office of Risk and Disaster Management,Melisa Venance said that, provisional report of Ava shows that 29 people lost their lives.
The administrative region of Haute Matsiatra told that among killed, eight people belongs to a same family. They were there to attend at a funeral vigil when a landslide hit their house.
The post further stated that;
“The bodies were searched for all night, and the corpses of eight people, including an 11-month-old baby, and the body of the deceased were found under rubble on Monday morning”.
Earlier on Monday, National Office of Risk and Disaster Management had figured the dead as six people. Cyclone has also displaces more than 13,000 people. While, 16,000 pupils had classes postponed till Thursday over risk of flooding and landslides.
Moreover, last year in March, Cyclone Enawo killed at least 78 people on Madagascar’s vanilla-producing northeastern coast. Enawo has destroyed around 30 percent of the crop in the world’s biggest producer.
However, the president of the Group of the Vanilla exporters,Georges Geeraerts told that Ava had not hit the vanilla-producing areas.
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