Harare [Zimbabwe], Mar 17 (ANI): A tropical cyclone left a trail of destruction in japanese Zimbabwe, with flash floods sweeping away houses and destroying timber and vegetation, killing 24 human beings and injuring hundreds of others. At the least forty human beings are also lacking inside the calamity, authorities said on Saturday.
Cyclone Idai, which made landfall first in Mozambique on Thursday evening, spread to Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa affecting millions of people inside the area.
Rescue efforts are being hampered due to high-speed winds and torrential rains.
“currently the range of people confirmed useless is status at 24, specifically from a place referred to as Chimanimani East bordering with Mozambique. Of these are students but forty human beings are lacking. Rescue efforts are still ongoing but because of heavy winds and rainfall, it is proving difficult to move with terrific velocity,” Anadolu news organization quoted Nick Mangawana, secretary in Zimbabwe's Ministry of statistics.
“hundreds of humans have had their houses destroyed and marooned on rooftops or within the mountains and the army is working flat out to rescue them,” he brought.
Farmers inside the affected regions said that huge losses had been recorded as agricultural fields were inundated, destroying crop plantations.
In Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa, as many as one hundred fifteen humans died in the torrential rains attributable to Cyclone Idai, affecting nearly eight,50,000 people throughout south-japanese Africa, according to reports.
as a minimum 66 people have been killed in Mozambique, 45 in Malawi and four in South Africa because of cyclonic rains which induced flash floods. (ANI)