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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe's school hit by landslide

  Floods in Malawi

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Malawi is also affected by the floods

Two boarders are among the 31

people killed in Cyclone Idai in East Zimbabwe.

They slept in their dormitory as the rocks swept down a mountain and hit a wall, officials say.

A Another three people are missing after a bus was washed away when the driver tried to cross a flooded river.

In the province of Manicaland, on the border with Mozambique, where about 21 people died, the tropical storm was separated from electricity and traffic. 19659007] The cyclone arrived on Thursday in Mozambique with winds of up to 177 km / h (106 mph). In the port city of Beira, one of the largest cities in the country, more than 500,000 inhabitants were cut off. Roads were flooded and the airport was closed.

Rain and floods before the arrival of the storm had killed more than 120 people in Mozambique and Malawi.

On a Mountain

In Zimbabwe, a state of Zimbabwe An emergency was declared in the affected areas after houses and bridges were washed away by the floods.

A further 71 people are reported to be missing and the death toll is expected to increase as the floods subside.

The Charles Lwanga Secondary The school in the Chimanimani district was closed, and the army was deployed to evacuate the 200 trapped students, according to the Department of Civil Protection.

In the cut city of Chimanimani, more than 100 houses were damaged According to the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information released on Saturday.

The deputy's wife climbed a tree

The police called on motorists not to try to cross flooded rivers in the region.

Nine Fleeing Persons The bus, which was swept away near the Skyline Area, is said to be stranded on a nearby mountain.

Many others have sought protection on mountain slopes, but helicopters have made it difficult to reach them.

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Military helicopters were deployed to aid in Malawi

The wife of Chipinge South, MP Enock Porusingazi, only survived climbing a tree, he told the newspaper Standard.

"I go back to my constituency, my wife survived the cyclone after I had climbed a tree on our yard damaged and here was my wife at the time."

The storm continues westward and has demolished roofs of prison cells in the southern city of Masvingo, according to state broadcaster ZBC.

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