19 killed as tropical cyclone Idai hit Mozambique.

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In Mozambique, at least 19 people died and more than 70 others were injured after cyclone Idai hit the central part of the country.

The tragedy has cut off Beira, a city of half a million from the rest of the country after the roads were swamped and power lines were damaged. The airport in Beira was also shut down as the navigation system and runway were damaged by the storm.

The flooding had already killed 66 people and displaced more than 17 thousand in the country during the days preceding the cyclone.
The World Food Programme said that it would move 20 tonnes of emergency food aid to the affected areas.

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