87 dead, 100 missing in Africa cyclone

At least 48 people have been killed in Mozambique and 39 in neighbouring Zimbabwe after tropical cyclone Idai tore through the two southern African countries, officials and media said on Sunday.

Dozens of others are missing after the storm brought strong winds, heavy rains and flash flooding.

Mozambique’s state-owned Jornal Domingo newspaper reported 48 people have died so far.

Zimbabwe government spokesman Nick Mangwana said that the death toll in the country was “is now at 39”.

The United Nations said more than 100 people are missing in Zimbabwe and that up to 9,600 were affected by the cyclone.


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