Tropical Storm Kills 37 In Madagascar, Mozambique
Faizan Hashmi Published January 25, 2022 | 05:05 PM
Tropical storm Ana has killed at least 34 people in Madagascar and three people in Mozambique, while knocking out power in Malawi, authorities in the three countries said Tuesday
Antananarivo, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jan, 2022 ) :Tropical storm Ana has killed at least 34 people in Madagascar and three people in Mozambique, while knocking out power in Malawi, authorities in the three countries said Tuesday.
Several low-lying districts of the capital remain under high alert and emergency evacuations were launched overnight.
"We are in the process of evacuating people from flooded areas," John Razafimandimby, rescue unit director in the disaster management agency, told AFP.
Mozambican officials on Tuesday said three people were killed, with at least 66 others injured.
More than 3,800 people have so far been affected while a clinic and 16 school classrooms were destroyed overnight, according to the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management.
The storm will potentially affect "highly vulnerable populations who have already suffered from previous natural disasters and conflict in northern Mozambique," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in an update.
In neighbouring Malawi, the storm plunged most parts of the country into darkness overnight Monday after flash floods raised the water levels, forcing the electric company to shut down its generators.