21 Mar 2019

Torrential rains expected as Cyclone Idai death toll rises above 300

Chief Correspondent

When Cyclone Idai battered south eastern Africa with winds in excess of 100mph a week ago, it also brought torrential rains.

Flooding destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and officials in Mozambique say 15,000 people still need to be rescued from floodwaters.

Many are still clinging to trees without food or clean water. And while the official death toll has exceeded 400 across the region, that figure is expected to multiply.