Devastating tropical cyclone “Freddy” rages in Africa: the death toll has increased

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Devastating tropical cyclone

Bad weather in southern Africa has claimed the lives of more than 200 people.

At least 219 people have died as a result of tropical cyclone Freddie, which caused bad weather in Mozambique and Malawi, in southern Africa. The number of victims may still increase, because due to the lack of electricity and communications in some regions, there is still no complete information on the extent of the damage.

It is reported by the Associated Press with reference to representatives of local authorities.

“Power and communications have been cut off in many of the affected areas, hindering relief operations,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon.

As you know, floods and landslides claimed the lives of 199 people in Malawa. Due to bad weather, about 19 thousand people are forced to move out of the country. Mozambique has confirmed the death of 20 people. Also, about 1.9 thousand houses were destroyed in the coastal province of Zambezia. Tens of thousands of people are still in hiding.

Meteorologists predict a new wave of storms on Wednesday evening, which will also cover Mozambique and Malawi. Human rights activists call on the international community to mobilize to help the affected African countries.

We previously reported bad weather in New Zealand due to Cyclone Gabriel. For this reason, a state of emergency was declared in the country for the third time in history.

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