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FACTBOX-Cyclone Idai's death toll rises to 843, hundreds of thousands displaced

Updated: 06-04-2019 14:03 IST
FACTBOX-Cyclone Idai's death toll rises to 843, hundreds of thousands displaced

Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

As of Friday, at least 843 people had been reported killed by the storm, the flooding it caused and heavy rains before it hit. Following is an outline of the disaster, according to government and United Nations officials: MOZAMBIQUE

Cyclone Idai landed on the night of March 14 near the port city of Beira, bringing heavy winds and rains. Two major rivers, the Buzi and the Pungue, burst their banks, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the water. People killed: 598

People injured: 1,641 Houses damaged or destroyed: 112,076

Crops damaged: 715,378 hectares People affected: 1.85 million

Confirmed cholera cases: 1,428 Confirmed cholera deaths: 5

ZIMBABWE On March 16, the storm hit eastern Zimbabwe, where it flattened homes and flooded communities in the Chimanimani and Chipinge districts.

People killed: 185, according to government. The U.N. migration agency puts the death toll at 259. People injured: 200

People displaced: 16,000 households People affected: 250,000

MALAWI Before it arrived, the storm brought heavy rains and flooding to the lower Shire River districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje, in Malawi's south. The rains continued after the storm hit, compounding the misery of tens of thousands of people.

People killed: 60 People injured: 672

People displaced: 19,328 households People affected: 868,895 (Reporting by Emma Rumney and Stephen Eisenhammer in Beira, Tom Miles in Geneva, MacDonald Dzirutwe in Harare and Frank Phiri in Blantyre; Writing by Alexandra Zavis, Alexander Winning and Joe Bavier; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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