SANDF deployed to Mozambique following Cyclone Idai

The South African National Defence Force is part of rescue operations in Mozambique following the devastation of Cyclone Idai. Courtesy #DStv403

BEIRA - About 80 members of the South African air force, army and the medical health services are providing disaster relief in Mozambique following the devastation of Cyclone Idai.

Three helicopters, two Augusat A109's and an Oryx from the South African National Defence Force have been deployed to Mozambique.

The teams have been working tirelessly this past week, rescuing more than 400 people.

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Rescue efforts are not only limited to relocating people to places of safety.

There's also a desperate need for food and other aid, especially in areas cut off by the floods.

South African Chris Moolman is one of the many people rescued from the clutches of Cyclone Idai.

Moolman was trying to save people from the flooding on his quad-bike when he fell off. 

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Members of Rescue South Africa and an air force team worked together to pull him out of his house.

Moolman was then transported to the Beira provincial hospital.

Rescue efforts continue as the scale of the damage caused by the cyclone is massive.