Authorities in Madagascar say that at least 30 people have been killed, while thousands have been displaced after a tropical storm hit the region
A severe tropical storm called Cheneso has hit Madagascar killing at least 30 people and displacing thousands.
According to a report in Reuters on Tuesday, January 31, this is the first tropical storm in 2023, in a country located on the Indian Ocean that is frequently hit by several storms every year.
As per Madagascar´s Office for Risk and Disaster Management it is estimated that “nearly 37,000 people had been displaced by the storm, which caused flooding and landslides”.
The government had earlier announced that the death toll was 16, but later updated the figure to 30 on Tuesday.
In 2022, over 138 people lost their lives after the region was hit by four major storms, resulting in also displacing about 130,000 people.
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