70 Dead In Zimbabwe As Cyclone Idai Death Toll Rises

Reported deaths from cyclone Idai have risen to 70 with 65 deaths having been confirmed in Manicaland, four in Masvingo and one in Mashonaland East.

Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo confirmed the death of the 65 people in Manicaland. The deaths in Masvingo and Mashonaland East were confirmed by Bikita District Administrator and chairman of the district’s Civil Protection Unit Mr Bernard Hadzirabwi and Mashonaland East acting provincial administrator Mr Clemence Malawi respectively. Minister Moyo said the 65 died due to drowning and injuries sustained during mud slides.

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