The havoc of Cyclone Freddy.

The havoc of Cyclone Freddy.
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Tropical cyclone Freddy has caused havoc in Malawi in South-East Africa. This cyclone has killed more than 300 people in Malawi. CNN has given this information by quoting the Department of Disaster Management Affairs of the landlocked country.

Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs said the cyclone had killed 326 people. The devastation in the wake of the tropical storm leaves the survivors trapped and they are fighting for their survival. Officials further said that in Chilobwe, one of the worst affected areas, more than 30 people have been killed and dozens are missing. Search and rescue efforts are on. On Monday, people were seen shoveling debris to find the missing, even with bare hands.

Speaking to CNN, Dorothy Wachepa, a mother of four, said she woke up to a deafening sound like an airplane screeching. He said that at that time it was around 12 o’clock and I heard people shouting from above. After this a stream of muddy water with rocks and trees started moving down the mountain. In which all his property was washed away. According to the CNN report, he said that everything is over. I was doing small scale business of selling vegetables as my husband died in 2014 itself. I am trying to raise the kids with whatever is left with me.

The Meteorological Department report said that the risk of heavy flooding and damaging winds remains very high. Let us tell you that earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had condoled the loss of lives in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar due to Cyclone Freddy. He had said that India stands with the people of the affected countries in their difficult times.


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