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31 people killed by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

the devastating Cyclone Idai.
the devastating Cyclone Idai.

 ZIMBABWE - Two boarding school pupils are said to be among 31 people to have been killed in eastern Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai.

They were asleep in their dormitory when rocks swept down a mountain and knocked over a wall, officials say. A further three people are missing after a bus was washed away when the driver tried to cross a flooded river.

The tropical storm cut off power and communications in Manicaland province, along the border with Mozambique, where about 21 people have died.

The cyclone made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday, with winds of up to 177 kilometer per hour. Roads were flooded and the airport was shut down.
In Zimbabwe, a state of emergency has been declared in affected areas after homes and bridges were washed away by the floodwaters.

A further 71 people are said to be missing and the death toll is expected to rise when the floodwaters subside.


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