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Death toll from southern Africa cyclone, floods exceeds 700

Updated : March 30, 2019 06:55 PM IST

Mozambique reported scores more deaths on Saturday from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa that have killed at least 732 people and left thousands in desperate need of help, many on rooftops and trees. Cyclone Idai lashed the Mozambican port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 km per hour (105 miles per hour) last week, then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, swamping populations and devastating homes. Mozambique's death toll rose to 417 from 242, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said.

Survivors of Cyclone Idai eat food at a temporary shelter at a hotel in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Survivors of Cyclone Idai eat food at a temporary shelter at a hotel in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
The graves of people killed during Cyclone Idai are seen in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
The graves of people killed during Cyclone Idai are seen in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Workers prepare food for survivors of Cyclone Idai at a temporary shelter at a hotel in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Workers prepare food for survivors of Cyclone Idai at a temporary shelter at a hotel in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Survivors look at the site of a bridge that was washed away by Cyclone Idai at Peacock Growth Point in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Survivors look at the site of a bridge that was washed away by Cyclone Idai at Peacock Growth Point in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
A woman carrying children looks away as a helicopter throws up dust as it takes off after delivering food aid at Ngangu in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A woman carrying children looks away as a helicopter throws up dust as it takes off after delivering food aid at Ngangu in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A cleaner works near a mortuary at Chimanimani rural district hospital, after Cyclone Idai, in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
A cleaner works near a mortuary at Chimanimani rural district hospital, after Cyclone Idai, in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
The graves of people killed during Cyclone Idai are seen in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
The graves of people killed during Cyclone Idai are seen in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Locals stop to chat in a flooded area after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
Locals stop to chat in a flooded area after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
Flooded buildings are seen in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Flooded buildings are seen in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A man carries his children after Cyclone Idai at Praia Nova, in Beira, Mozambique. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A man carries his children after Cyclone Idai at Praia Nova, in Beira, Mozambique. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A woman stands beside a car that was swept away with debris by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
A woman stands beside a car that was swept away with debris by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Relatives search for their loved ones in debris and rubble caused by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Relatives search for their loved ones in debris and rubble caused by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
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