Massive impacts and horrifying devastation of Cyclone Idai still continued to affect Beira, Mozambique which made landfall in the area on Thursday.
The devastation from Cyclone Idai is enormous.
The subsequent flooding and high winds have left dozens of people dead, destroyed homes and also torn off roofs of building made of concrete.
Cyclone Idai hit the area with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph) and blocked rescue teams to reach Beira till Sunday. In southern Africa, at least 150 people reported dead while Mozambique people tried hard to rescue from trees.
Authorities have fears that the death toll could rise from 1000. Red Cross has said that more than 90% of Beira has destroyed by the Cyclone Idai.
Beira is the most affected area in Mozambique wherein 68 people killed. The thickly populated area of Beira has a population of about 500,000 residents. Falling trees and wreckage from buildings has left more than 1500 people injured.
The Sofala province governor, Alberto Mondlane revealed that “almost everything has been affected by the calamity. We have people currently suffering, some on top of trees and are badly in need of help.” The main linking road from Beira to the rest of the country has destroyed, but air links still continued.
Zimbabwe government has declared a state of disaster in the country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has shortened a trip to the United Arab Emirates to directly involved with the national response.
Nick Mangwana from information ministry confirmed that more than 80 people killed in east and south of Zimbabwe. The figure also includes two pupils from the St Charles Lwanga boarding school, Chimanimani. They killed after their dormitory struck by a landslide. Almost 122 people killed in Malawi due to floods.
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