24 Mar 2019

Cyclone Idai death toll rises above 700

Chief Correspondent

The death toll from the cyclone that ripped across south eastern Africa just over a week ago has now risen above 700 in the three hardest-hit countries.

That figure is expected to rise with cases of cholera already being reported.

In the worst-affected part of Mozambique the United Nations had actually been preparing for just such a natural disaster.

But Cyclone Idai itself destroyed much of what was being stored.