Apr 8, 2019

Factbox: Cyclone Idai's death toll stands at 847, cholera cases rise

Beira
Mozambique
by
Reuters
File photo: Survivors of cyclone Idai arrive at Coppa business centre to receive aid in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26, 2019. Photo: Philimon Bulawayo, Reuters
File photo: Survivors of cyclone Idai arrive at Coppa business centre to receive aid in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26, 2019. Photo: Philimon Bulawayo, Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

As of Monday, at least 847 people had been reported killed by the storm, the flooding it caused and heavy rains before it hit. Following is an outline of the disaster, according to government and United Nations officials.

MOZAMBIQUE

Cyclone Idai landed on the night of March 14 near the port city of Beira, bringing heavy winds and rains. Two major rivers, the Buzi and the Pungue, burst their banks, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the water.

  • People killed: 602
  • People injured: 1,641
  • Houses damaged or destroyed: 239,682
  • Crops damaged: 715,378 hectares
  • People affected: 1.85 million
  • Confirmed cholera cases: 2,772