24 dead and over 100 missing: Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Zim

24 dead and over 100 missing: Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Zim

- A Cyclone that closed in on Mozambique recently is currently destroying parts of Zimbabwe

- The death toll has been confirmed at 24 and over 100 people have been reported missing

- Earlier, heavy rains and mudslides caused multiple deaths and irreparable damage to many homes in Mozambique and Malawi

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The cyclone that has been tearing across Mozambique this past week, Cyclone Idai, has now hit parts of Zimbabwe and is causing further destruction.

The Manicaland province of Zimbabwe, which boarders Mozambique, has been heavily affected, with many bridges and other structures having washed away from the natural disaster, IOL reported.

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Zimbabwe’s ministry of information has been posting updates on social media and has announced that the country’s national army was leading rescue efforts in the affected areas.

A school in the most severely affected area has closed and children are waiting to be airlifted to safety.

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Briefly.co.za gleaned that some citizens attempted to flee the storm by escaping to higher ground but helicopters cannot reach those stranded atop hills and mountains due to the violent winds and relentless rain.

Malawi has also been affected by the natural disaster, where 56 lives were claimed by aggressively heavy rains earlier this week.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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