Cyclone Idai: 'Massive and horrifying damage' in Mozambique

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The Pink Go did an aerial overview on Sunday

Cyclone Idai has had a “large and frightening” have an effect on on Mozambique’s port town of Beira, the Pink Go says.

It made landfall on Thursday with winds of as much as 177 km/h (106 mph), however help groups handiest reached Beira on Sunday.

Other folks had been rescued from bushes, properties destroyed and roofs ripped off concrete structures, head of the Pink Go overview crew, Jamie LeSeur, advised the BBC.

The cyclone has killed greater than 100 other folks throughout southern Africa.

Greater than 60 other folks have died within the east of Zimbabwe, together with two boarding faculty pupils after their dormitory was once hit when rocks swept down a mountain.

The demise toll in Beira, with a inhabitants of 500,000, isn’t but transparent, the World Federation of Pink Go and Pink Crescent Society’s Mr LeSeur mentioned.

However locals have installed an “fantastic effort” to reopen roads within the town, he advised the BBC’s Newsday programme.

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