Mozambique officials have described flooding from the new cyclone as “critical” in parts of Cabo Delgado province such as the towns of Ibo, Macomia and Quissanga, where many buildings and homes have been destroyed.
As soon as the rains lift aid distribution will begin Monday via helicopter and boats in Ibo and Quissanga, said officials, noting that roads have been rendered impassable by the heavy rains. Canoes may be used to deliver aid in Macomia, they added.
Safe drinking water is also becoming a challenge as wells have been contaminated, raising the threat of cholera. Malaria is another concern.
The prolonged heavy rains in Pemba, the provincial capital and an historic port city, caused deadly mudslides. As the rains eased Monday, residents of a poor neighbourhood were digging for bodies.
Two houses were crushed by the collapse of a sprawling dumpsite that hit just after midnight when rains poured, local resident Manuel Joachim told the Associated Press. Continue reading UN gives $13 million as second cyclone pounds Mozambique
Pemba, Mozambique: A second disaster unfolded on Sunday in northern Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as raging flood waters killed one person and began to cut off the region’s main city from the outside world. Some 160,000 people were at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead. Continue reading Help us, we are losing everything’: Villagers cry for help after Cyclone Kenneth hit Northern Mozambique
A powerful cyclone has smashed into Mozambique, flattening thousands of homes and flooding low-lying areas. Cyclone Kenneth struck with winds of 220km/h (140mph) barely a month after a previous cyclone killed hundreds and devastated large areas.
Continue reading Cyclone Kenneth ‘wipes out’ Mozambique villages
Sri Lankan security personnel and investigators look through debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka.
Lakruwan Wanniarachchi, Continue reading Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks that rocked the South East Asian nation on Easter Sunday
Manila buildings shake after being hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake – REUTERS
According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitudes hit the central Philippines on Monday.
Continue reading The Philippines hit by magnitude 6.3 earthquake, US Geological Survey says