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Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, flooding rises above 200 - president

 Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, flooding rises above 200 - president

MAPUTO (Reuters) - The number of people killed after a powerful cyclone and flooding hit Mozambique has risen to above 200, President Filipe Nyusi said on Tuesday after a cabinet meeting on the disaster.

Cyclone Idai tore through Mozambique and inland neighbours Malawi and Zimbabwe after making landfall last week, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The number of people confirmed dead in Mozambique previously stood at 84.

(Reporting by Manuel Mucari; writing by Emma Rumney; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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Updated Date: Mar 20, 2019 04:07:03 IST

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