AFTERMATH: Mozambique begins 3 days of national mourning as cyclone death toll rises

2019-03-20 10:41

Rescue efforts continue in Mozambique and Zimbabwe following the devastating cyclone Idai.

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Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc across Southeast Africa A devastating cyclone has slammed South Eastern Africa claiming lives in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Red Cross confirmed to Euronews that they expect the death toll to categorically rise in Mozambique while access issues have posed challenges.

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Cell phone service back in Mozambique's Beira

Mozambique Telecom says some mobile phone service has been restored in the city of Beira after a tropical cyclone knocked out communications over the weekend.

The company says in a social media post on Wednesday that efforts continue to restore communications to other affected areas in central Mozambique. - (AP)

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WATCH: Turning roads into rivers: Millions affected by cyclone Idai 'massive disaster

Struggling through the mud to find food and water, the trail of cyclone Idai has stopped everyone in their tracks.

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Mozambique mourns as Cyclone Idai's toll rises above 300

Mozambique on Wednesday began three days of national mourning for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the most destructive storms southern Africa has experienced in decades.

In neighboring Zimbabwe, state media said the death toll was above 100.

The full extent of the devastation will only be known once floodwaters from torrential rains, expected to continue into Thursday, recede.

It will be days before Mozambique's inundated plains drain toward the Indian Ocean, and aid groups have warned the waters are still rising.

20 Mar 14:14

This shocking satellite image of Mozambique shows how an area the size of Joburg remains under water

A radar satellite image shows that a large body of water continues to flood the area around Beira in Mozambique - five days after Cyclone Idai made landfall.

Radar satellite images, which can "see" through thick clouds, give an accurate view of the situation on the ground.

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AP Explains: Why southern African cyclone is so shattering

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk after a cyclone ripped into central Mozambique and heavy rains continue to fall. Aid groups report people clinging to rooftops and trees as rivers burst their banks and waters rise. Authorities openly worry that the world has not grasped the severity of the crisis.

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20 Mar 11:42

Mozambique: 3-days of national mourning after deadly cyclone Idai

Mozambique has declared three days of national mourning after powerful cyclone winds and flooding killed more than 200 people and left a massive trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.

Rescue crews are still struggling to reach victims, while aid groups say many survivors are trapped in remote areas, surrounded by wrecked roads and submerged villages.

Local media reported that there were food and fuel shortages in central Mozambique because Beira was cut off by road.

In eastern Zimbabwe grieving families are rushing to bury their dead because the cyclone has knocked out power supplies and stopped mortuaries from functioning. - (Al Jazeera)

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Mozambique mourns, Zimbabwe buries dead from Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwe is retrieving and burying bodies on Wednesday as Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai.

The death toll is rising in both countries, but the full number of those killed and damage done will only be known when torrential floodwaters recede. - (AP)

20 Mar 10:52

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.

"We already have more than 200 dead, and nearly 350 000 people are at risk," Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced on Tuesday, while the government in Zimbabwe said around 100 people had died but the toll could be three times that figure. -(AFP)

20 Mar 10:42

'Major humanitarian emergency' after cyclone batters Southern Africa

Just five days after tropical cyclone Idia made landfall in Southern Africa, rescue workers have been hard at work in trying to rescue affected people in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique - which has suffered many fatalities.

The country's president, Filipe Nyusi, has reported that more than 1000 lives could have been lost due to the disastrous cyclone.

More than 2.6 million people were affected.

20 Mar 10:42
 PICS: Mozambique deals with massive cyclone disaster

20 Mar 10:42

'Never seen so much rain' - Zimbabweans struggle with storm flood

More than a million people have been affected, including tens of thousands who have been displaced, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

In Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands, the heavy rains had died out by Sunday - but only after causing widespread destruction.

In Chipinge, an eastern town some 450km southeast of the capital, Harare, transport links were cut off after a road was damaged due to water pressure.

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