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More Than 1000 Feared Dead As Cyclone Idai Hits Mozambique

More than a thousand people are feared to have died after cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe

March 19, 2019

This image made available by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) shows an aerial view from a helicopter of flooding in Beira, Mozambique. The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai.

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In this photo provided by the International Red Cross, people try to salvage what is left of their homes after Tropical Cyclone Idai, in Beira, Mozambique. Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1,000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai, which many say is the worst in more than 20 years.

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An elderly woman stands next to a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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A man stands on the edge of a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Schoolchildren are stranded across a collapsed bridge in Chimanimani, southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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People trudge through a muddied path to safer ground in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Soldiers carry supplies to affected areas in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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People wait in a queue to receive food supplies from soldiers in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Children stand near a makeshift shelter after a cyclone went through the area in Chimanimani, southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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People return to their homes following a cyclone, and heavy rain in the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique. More than 1,000 people are feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the southern African country destroying vulnerable residential areas.

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People return to Praia Nova Village, one of the most affected neighbourhoods following a cyclone in the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique.

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Soldiers handout food supplies to people in Chimanimani, southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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A collapsed road near a bridge is seen in Chimanimani, southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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People return to Praia Nova Village, one of the most affected neighbourhoods following a cyclone in the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique. Families are returning to the vulnerable shanty town following cyclone high winds and rain. More than 1,000 people are feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the southern African country.

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In this photo provided by CARE, people walk through debris on the streets of the city of Beira, Sofala Province, Mozambique, after Cyclone Idai made land fall. The nation's president Filipe Nyusi said more than 1,000 may have been killed by the cyclone.

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A woman makes her way to a school building being used as an emergency shelter for some 300 local people who are unable to return to their homes following cyclone force winds and heavy rain in the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique.

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A family dig for their son who got buried in the mud when Cyclone Idai struck in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe. According to the government, Cyclone Idai has killed more than 100 people in Chipinge and Chimanimani and according to residents the figures could be higher because the hardest hit areas are still inaccessible.

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This photo issued by World Food Programme, flood waters cover large tracts of land in Nicoadala, Zambezia Province of Mozambique. Rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in the country endangering many thousands of families, as aid organizations scramble to rescue and provide food to survivors of Cyclone Idai.

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Soldiers and paramedics carry injured survivors from a helicopter in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe. Some hundreds are dead, many more are missing, and some thousands at risk from the massive flooding throughout the region of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai.

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