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Cyclone Idai: Mozambique declares state of emergency

After the cyclone, "Idai" are hundreds of thousands of people homeless, many are waiting for roofs to be of help, whole areas are cut off from the outside wor

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Cyclone Idai: Mozambique declares state of emergency

After the cyclone, "Idai" are hundreds of thousands of people homeless, many are waiting for roofs to be of help, whole areas are cut off from the outside world. Mozambique declared a state of emergency. Aides feared a "huge" number of victims.

Because of the devastating Floods after the heavy tropical storm "Idai", declared Mozambique's government declared a state of emergency. In addition, three days of national mourning apply from Wednesday, to commemorate the victims of the cyclone, said President Filipe Nyusi. Previously, he was counsel in the port city of Beira with his Cabinet.

500,000 inhabitants-Stadat Beira was hit particularly hard by the cyclone. There are also nearly a week after the Arrival of the storm, no electricity, large parts of the city and surrounding areas are flooded. In the Hinterland the river level to rise due to the continuing rain. Nyusi had said on Monday that it could give at least 1000 deaths. Are confirmed in Mozambique so far, more than 200 Dead. Together with the confirmed dead from Zimbabwe and Malawi, the number of victims rose to over 350.

The image of utter devastation in the cyclone "Idai" - stricken regions of Mozambique.

hundreds of thousands of people homeless

400,000 people could be homeless, feared the Red cross. A lot of people are missing. The rescue of Survivors is more and more a race against time. The measures start to run slow. Many of the destroyed and of the most severe flood-affected areas are still cut off from the outside world. Helper penetrate only with difficulty in the high water areas.

In the case of flights over the disaster area is a frightening image, to show the world food programme (WFP) said. A UN spokesman said two great rivers have formed because of the floods, "kilometer-long inland seas". The UN are now talking of a "massive catastrophe". According to the Red cross helpers of places that were up to six metres under water, reports. Forecasters warn that it's going to rain in the Region on Thursday.

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