UN: 430 people killed in a devastating cyclone in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — More than 430 people have been killed by the devastating Hurricane Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said.

Hurricane Idai hit southeast Africa last week and included the territory of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, causing severe damage to the city of Pira in Mozambique.

Information from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) shows that the death toll in Mozambique has reached 242, but experts say the final toll could exceed 1,000. The storm also killed 104 people in Zimbabwe and 84 in Malawi.

For his part, said the spokesman of the International Organization for Migration, Joel Melman, the death of 259 people in Zimbabwe and the loss of 217 others. According to the organization, 56 people were killed and 577 injured in Malawi.

WFP spokesman Herve Virusi said earlier that the number of people affected by Hurricane Idai in these three countries could reach 3 million.

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