wrapper

Trending News

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira.

These efforts come days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.

Aid workers on Wednesday spoke of women trapped in trees "throwing their babies" onto rescue boats. They talked of plucking people from head-deep water, only to strand them in patches of land where the water reached their ankles.

Cyclone Idai hit Beira with winds of up to 170 kilometres per hour last Thursday, then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing hundreds and putting the lives of millions at risk.

United Nations officials say this could be the worst ever weather-related disaster to have struck the southern hemisphere.

Authorities say at least 217 people have died in Mozambique, 98 in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi, but the death toll is likely to rise as rescuers continue to find bodies.

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, who has declared a national emergency and three days of mourning starting on Wednesday, has warned that the eventual number of those killed in the cyclone and flooding could rise to more than 1,000

AFP

Tweet
More in this category: « DR Congo train derailment kills 24 Gabon's Ali Bongo set for return after long illness abroad »

Latest from

  • I only regret one thing all my life – Patience Ozokwor
  • Investors vote for Ghana’s dollar bonds
  • Foreign reserves set to shore-up
  • 'Kotoko played like European side' - Wakaso eulogizes club despite CAFCC exit
  • 2019 AFCON U23 Qualifier: This is how Black Meteors line up against Gabon

Leave a comment

Silver Fm Presenters

About Us

SilverOnline24.com is an online news portal.

We are accurate, fair and objective.

 

 

Silver FM Programmes

Has no content to show!