Powerful Cyclone Idai has brought huge devastation in vast swathes of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. More than 300 people reportedly died in trio areas while some 15,000 people are still waiting for rescue in floods, clinging to roofs or trapped in trees.
Thousands of people are waiting for rescue in roofs and trees from three days now to Cyclone Idai.
Cyclone Idai made landfall in Beira on last Thursday, brought torrential rain and left behind a trail of devastation. The United Nations has said that it could be “one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere”.
Almost 3,000 sq km (1,864 sq miles) area has now engulfed with water. The shortage of food and clean drinking water is further intensifying the threat of diseases.
Get Verdonck from Médecins Sans Frontières has elaborated the site situation that: “The first thing you see when you arrive is destruction and a lot of water. People are using well water with no chlorination, and that water is unlikely to be clean… pneumonia and other respiratory diseases are going to be a problem”.
Inundating from rivers which flow downstream from adjacent countries has flooded parts of Mozambique. The worst-hit areas lie near to the Buzi River in the west of Beira. Meanwhile, the rescue helicopters are supplying high-energy biscuits, water purification tablets and other things for the survival of trapped people. Thousands of people are also waiting for rescue in roofs and trees from three days now.
Mozambique’s Minister of Land and Environment, Celso Correia has revealed that about 15,000 are waiting for rescue. The areas close to the sea has nothing left.
Almost 200,000 people affected in Zimbabwe mostly near the Mozambique border. More than 80,000 people have displaced by the cyclone in Malawi.
Here are some images from the site.
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