Cyclone Freddy: The death toll in Malawi from Cyclone Freddy in South Africa has risen to 326. The Disaster Management Agency of South Africa has confirmed this on Thursday. News agency AFP quoted Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera as saying that the death toll from the disaster (Cyclone Freddy) has increased from 225 to 326, the number of displaced people has more than doubled to 1 lakh 83 thousand 159.
Lazarus Chakwera has sought help from the countries of the world. He said that despite floods and mudslides caused by torrential rains this week, the local disaster agency and people are trying to provide relief to the affected, which is proving insufficient. He said bodies were found buried under the debris of houses when rescue teams went to the affected area after the rains had stopped for five consecutive days.
Freddy wreaked havoc in Madagascar and Mozambique in late February
According to information, Cyclone Freddy first caused havoc in Madagascar and Mozambique in southern Africa in late February, during which there was minor damage in Malawi. After causing havoc in Madagascar and Mozambique, Cyclone Freddy returned to the Indian Ocean.
At least 63 people have been killed and 49,000 displaced by the storm in Mozambique, according to official figures on Wednesday. President Filipe Nyusi has also appealed for aid to rebuild destroyed infrastructure. The Meteorological Department report said that the risk of heavy flooding and damaging winds remains very high.
PM Modi expressed grief, said – we stand with the affected
Let us tell you that earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had condoled the devastation caused by Cyclone Freddy in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar. Prime Minister Modi had said that India stands with the people of the affected countries in their difficult times.