Malawi’s Mozambique Tropical Cyclone Ana Deaths Increased to 12

Maputo — Tropical Storm Ana killed at least 12 people in Mozambique and Malawi, officials said, but authorities and aid agencies still assess the full impact of the storm that struck southern Africa on Monday. ..

The National Institute for Disaster Risk Mitigation in Mozambique said Tuesday that eight people had died, 54 were injured and 895 were evacuated in the last 24 hours.

In Mozambique, more than 20,000 people were affected by the storm, more than 3,000 homes were partially destroyed, more than 600 were completely destroyed, and there were several health centers and dozens of classrooms. He added that drones and boats were deployed in relief operations. ..

Chikwawa district commissioners confirmed three more deaths in neighboring Malawi, where floods led to massive power outages due to damage to power equipment after the disaster department reported deaths in Mulanje on Tuesday.

Naomi Hirata, head of the cluster delegation of the International Red Cross Red Moon Association in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, said clean drinking water, mosquito nets and masks are some of the urgent items needed to prevent disease outbreaks. I told Reuters.

“Beyond emergency response, we need to make sure that their families help rebuild their lives. Their fields will be submerged and their homes will be destroyed … we will tell them We need to help rebuild it more safely, “she added.