Malawi moves to rescue survivors after Cyclone Freddy

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) – In Malawi, more than 400 people have died in the flooding caused by Cyclone Freddy.

International aid has started to arrive and rescue teams are still looking for those stranded by the flood waters.

There are hundreds of evacuation centres set up across the country for survivors with tens of thousands in Malawi left homeless and approximately 345,000 people affected by the heavy rains, floods and landslides.

The cyclone left a trail of devastation in southeast Africa. Neighbouring Mozambique and the island nation of Madagascar have also been affected, Al Jazeera reported.

In Mozambique, at least 67 people died, according to President Filipe Nyusi, with 50,000 more displaced.

It is expected that the death toll in both nations will continue to climb. At least 17 people were killed in the island nation of Madagascar.

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