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Size disaster after cyclone Idai still unclear due to floods

The UN Saturday to let you know that the size and the damage of the disaster caused by cyclone Idai in South Africa can only be estimated when the flooded regions dry.

“We will have to wait until the water recedes to the full extent, and the death toll to be able to determine,” said the organization. Thousands of Mozambikanen are enclosed by the high water.

Due to the huge rains the rivers burst their banks came into being. The united nations has on Saturday warned that the risk of more flooding is still high. “The Buzi river and the Zambezi river are threatening once again to overflow, and the water moves to the downstream city of Beira,” said a UN spokesman.

The water can rise to as much as 8 metres, reported the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) previously. This allows the 350,000 inhabitants of the city was in danger.

The official death toll from the cyclone Idai is Saturday has risen to 732. Only in Mozambique are 417 people died. In the African country an estimated 1.8 million people were affected by the storm. Also Malawi and Zimbabwe are affected by Idai.

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Drone shows flooded streets city in Mozambique

Cholera broke out in Mozambique

Friday, the International Committee of the Red Cross that the infectious disease cholera has broken out. Also see auxiliary organizations, an increase in the number of malaria infections.

Cholera is spread through water and food that is infected with feces. Especially in situations where no functioning sanitary facilities, spreading the disease quickly.

The disease leads to severe diarrhea, causing dehydration occurs. Within a few hours can an infected person death.

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