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Over 700 confirmed dead after cyclone Idai in south Africa

The death toll after the cyclone Idais the rampage in the southeast of Africa, is now over 700, but is expected to rise.

in the Past has 259 people confirmed dead in Zimbabwe, and 56 in Malawi. In Mozambique have a minister now confirmed the 417 deaths, writes Reuters.

– We are experiencing an unprecedented natural disaster. Unfortunately, no one in the region and in the world to anticipate a catastrophe of this size, " says Mozambique's minister for the environment, Celso Correia for Reuters.

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one of the worst ever in the southern hemisphere according to the UN. Around 1.7 million people have been affected by the storm, according to the AFP, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of help.

In Mozambique are missing hundreds of people still. Almost 90.0000 people in the country have been forced to leave their homes and live in temporary shelters. At the same time, reports to the AFP of the outbreak of cholera and malaria from isolated areas in Mozambique.

the Country's president Filipe Nyusi has previously mentioned that it could be a thousand deaths in the country.

– We will have to wait until the water recedes before we can establish the figure for Mozambique, said Sebastian Rhodes Stampa of the UN's coordination body for emergency relief (OCHA), told Reuters.

missing hundreds of people. In the neighboring country of Malawi has 80.000 forced to leave their homes, according to the UN.

the Information is sparse when some of the affected areas isolated total when the internet and the telephone networks have been knocked out at the same time that the roads and airports destroyed in the storm.

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