The death toll has risen in Mozambique, the country hardest hit by cyclone Idai, a government minister said Sunday.
Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camps after homes were destroyed.
The number of dead from cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi has risen to at least 615, the UN said on Saturday, citing official figures from the national governments.
The death toll in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has jumped to 417, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said on Saturday, adding that the situation remained critical.
Rescuers in cyclone-hit Mozambique are desperately trying to save people stranded on small islands created by flood waters, the World Food Programme said on Wednesday, warning that continuing rains are making the situation worse.
More than 100 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds.
At least 13 civilians have died in fresh attacks in Mozambique's volatile northern Cabo Delgado province where militants have terrorised villagers in remote communities for more than a year, local sources said Saturday.
At least 24 people have been killed and dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which lashed neighbouring Mozambique, government said Saturday.