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Mozambique's Beira straps as it carries the brunt of Cyclone Idai News

Beira, Mozambique – Torn roofs, torn power cables and temporary sandhills scatter the streets of Beira. The port city on the central Mozambique coast carried in March the brunt of Cyclone Idai 14, which bring torrential rains, high winds and widespread flooding in parts of Southeast Africa. Now, more than three weeks after the storm, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Madagascar …

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Dramatic drone shots reveal the devastating power of Cyclone Idai

The Category 2 storm, which landed in the early morning hours of March 15, with winds of 175 km / h (110 mph) and heavy rains, has devastated this South African country. When departing from the airport in Beira, a port city that bore the brunt of the cyclone, it was impossible to escape the sight of debris. As the …

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Cyclone Idai: Rinsing 300 to 400 bodies on the street of Mozambique, says eyewitness as details of Zyklon Idai's human tribute become apparent

The shattering scene described by Zimbabwe's Graham Taylor follows reports from local aid organizations detailing how entire villages and towns have been completely submerged after the last storm of Category 2's final category. Taylor said the bodies were located on a six-kilometer stretch of highway, where floods created an inland ocean that flooded entire villages around a "densely populated" sugar …

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Cyclone Idai: Rescuers race against time to reach survivors

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Caption "It has become an inland lake" Aid agencies are trying to reach the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique Charities say that thousands of people are stranded by catastrophic flooding, clinging to rooftops or stuck in trees. In the port city of Beira, helpers say that they only have clean …

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Cyclone Idai: Huge Mozambique area

Image copyright Getty Images Caption The capital of the province of Sofala, Beira, was hit hard An aerial photo of the Mozambican-affected cyclone province shows that a 50-kilometer-long land is under water, according to the Save The Children charity. The floods were caused when the river Buzi blew up its shores. President Filipe Nyusi said at least 1,000 people could …

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Cyclone Idai: Fear of 500,000 people, when 90% of the city of Mozambique was destroyed, auxiliary officials say

The Cyclone hit the Southeast African country on Thursday at midnight as a high-class Category 2 storm at 175 km / h (110 mph wind), causing widespread devastation before landing inland in Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi warned in a speech on national radio on Monday that the official death toll was 84, "all indications are that we …

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Cyclone Idai may have killed more than 1,000 in Mozambique, President says

"Nyusi was speaking about more than 1,000 dead," Nyusi said, adding that "100,000 people are in danger." Nyusi was speaking after taking a flight across the fields to the destruction and rescue effort. "Waters from the river Pungue and Buzi have broken their banks, wiping out entire villages, isolating communities and we could see, as we flew above, bodies floating," …

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Beira city '90 percent destroyed 'by Cyclone Idai, hundreds dead | News

President Filipe Nyusi feared the death could well be 1,000 in Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone. "For the moment we have registered 84 deaths officially, but when we flew over 1,000 deaths, he said. So far the total death toll has risen to at least 215 after the storm tore into central Mozambique Zimbabwe and Malawi, bringing flash floods …

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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe's school hit by landslide

Image copyright AFP Caption 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 …

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