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Cyclone rams Mozambique – at least 19 dead

Roads have been flooded, the electricity is knocked out and the airport has had to close. Beira, the fourth largest city in Mozambique, is virtually isolated since the tropical cyclone Idai had passed by.

the City has more than half a million inhabitants and, according to the state Radio Mozambique makes preliminary data claims that at least 19 people have died in Sofalaprovinsen where the coastal city of Beira is located. More than 70 people reported to have been damaged.

with Beira. Houses and trees were destroyed and power lines felled, " says an official at the mozambican krismyndigheten, which tells us that the airport infrastructure is particularly affected:

– Unfortunately, it is an extreme havoc.

A spokesperson for Beira, the second largest hospital announces that it is hit hard and that there are no longer able to perform surgeries.

the Country's state electricity company announces that several provinces stood completely be without power since Thursday. At least one death have been reported after the cyclone; a child who died when a roof collapsed.

Mozambique of a strong rainstorms. Then killed 66 people and 17 000 were evacuated from their homes.

the Neighboring country of Malawi was also hit hard and where issued the president a katastroftillstånd. Where lost 56 persons life, and up to a million people were affected in one way or another. Even in south Africa reported a number of deaths due to weather conditions.

In Zimbabwe, the authorities have warned that heavy åskstormar and winds are on the way.

the UN world food programme WFP will send 20 tons of supplies to the affected areas.

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