Cyclone Idai set to batter Mozambique

Stormy weather and heavy rains across South Africa that could lead to flooding expected today.

MAPUTO - At least 10 people have been killed after heavy rains deluged two flood-prone provinces of Mozambique as meteorologists issued a cyclone warning.

Authorities have warned that "at least 120,000 people are at risk of flooding and heavy rains in the coming days" resulting from Cyclone Idai.

Idai is expected to make landfall on Friday.

Six people died in the central Tete province in recent days while four were swept away in the coastal Zambezia province, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a report.

More than 62,000 people have so far been affected by floods in the two provinces as well as in the northern Niassa province.

Floods have already claimed 30 lives and left over 230,000 people without shelter in southern Malawi which borders Mozambique.

Source
AFP