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Cyclone Idai's death toll rises to 707; hundreds of thousands displaced

Updated : 2019-03-30 19:29:29

Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. As of Wednesday, at least 707 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.

Flooded buildings are seen in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
Flooded buildings are seen in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
People stand on the banks where the bridge was washed away. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo)
People stand on the banks where the bridge was washed away. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo)
Women queue for food in a camp for people displaced. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
Women queue for food in a camp for people displaced. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
A woman walks past a small concrete slaughterhouse as waters begin to recede. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo)
A woman walks past a small concrete slaughterhouse as waters begin to recede. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo)
A child walks past tents at a camp for people displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
A child walks past tents at a camp for people displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
A woman and a child sit at the site of a damaged school. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
A woman and a child sit at the site of a damaged school. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
A motorcyclist rides through pools of water. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
A motorcyclist rides through pools of water. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
Medical staff wear protective masks at a cholera treatment centre. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
Medical staff wear protective masks at a cholera treatment centre. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
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