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Hurricane kills over 100 people in South Africa

In the case of a cyclone in the East of Zimbabwe at least 24 people have been killed. At least 40 other people were according to the authorities from the Saturday as missing after the tropical storm "Idai" was drawn over the Region.

Many houses were damaged and bridges by the masses of water of it washed, the power supply was partially disrupted. A Parliament reported member in the Region of Chimanimani, at least 25 houses had been torn by a mud avalanche.

A bridge in Chimanimani is swept away by the water masses. (Source: Twitter/ZBC News Online

According to the information Ministry in Harare, sat several people on the summit of a mountain and waited on rescue. Strong Winds stop the rescue helicopters in mind, however, to climb up.

on Friday, at least 19 people in neighbouring Mozambique by the cyclone that killed. More than half a Million residents of the city of Beira were without electricity.

dozens Dead in Mozambique and Malawi

"Idai" met on Thursday just before midnight (local time) in the city of Beira, about 1200 kilometres North of the Mozambican capital Maputo in the country. It is one of the strongest tropical storms of the last 30 years in this Region.

since the beginning of the month, Mozambique suffers from cases under heavy rain. Even before the passage of the cyclone, at least 66 people lost their lives there. In neighbouring Malawi, 56 people died due to the severe weather since the beginning of the month, tens of thousands were left homeless.

Mozambique and Malawi are among the poorest countries in the world. For several years, Mr. times, and heavy rains with devastating consequences in the long dry.

Switzerland sends aid to Mozambique

Switzerland is helping in Mozambique with relief goods and experts. A team of specialists will travel to Maputo, in order to support the Swiss Embassy, said the fed. Department of foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday.

The experts from the Swiss Humanitarian aid unit (SHA), therefore, an assessment of the situation on-the-spot and emergency first aid measures in the areas of logistics, shelter, and drinking water discharge will make.

in Addition, Switzerland sends over the weekend of 12 tons of relief material to Mozambique: 1'000 Tarpaulins, 500 tool Kits for the construction of temporary shelters, large tents. Thereof according to EDA, will benefit around 500 families.

In the delivery be able to contain 5 multi-purpose tents, the rooms as a school, health centres or storage rooms used to be. Mozambique is a priority country for development cooperation of Switzerland. (nag/sda)

Created: 16.03.2019, 12:54 PM

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