Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Hundreds of people have been killed and 2.5 million need help. Houses, roads and bridges have been ripped apart and agricultural land is completely submerged. More than 600 people are confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes.
The UN says this may be the worst weather-related disaster ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.
D e athtoll from Cyclone Idai climbs to more than 600. As the floodwaters from Cyclone Idai have started to recede, the death toll has risen to more than 600 across southeastern Africa and is expected to continue rising. The storm hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe on March 14, causing extensive damage.
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