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May 19, 2024 3:57 pm

Cyclone Freddy death toll in southeast Africa surpasses 500

In devastating news, the death toll from Cyclone Freddy in southeast Africa has surpassed 500, with many more still missing and presumed dead.

The cyclone hit the region last week, bringing with it heavy rainfall and strong winds that caused widespread flooding and destruction. The worst-hit areas are Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, where entire communities have been destroyed and many people have lost their homes and belongings.

As search and rescue teams continue to comb through the wreckage, the true scale of the disaster is becoming clear. Many villages and towns have been completely cut off, making it difficult for aid workers to reach those in need.

In Mozambique alone, more than 400 people have been reported dead, with thousands more injured and displaced. The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas, and aid agencies are working around the clock to provide food, water, and shelter to those in need.

In Zimbabwe, at least 100 people have been confirmed dead, and the death toll is expected to rise as the search for survivors continues. The country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared a national disaster and appealed for international aid to help with the relief efforts.

Meanwhile, in Malawi, the death toll stands at around 20, with many more still missing. The government has set up emergency shelters to house those who have lost their homes, but resources are stretched thin.

The aftermath of Cyclone Freddy is likely to have a long-lasting impact on the region, with many people left without homes, food, or access to clean water. Aid agencies are calling for urgent support from the international community to help those affected by this disaster.

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