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At least 100 Missing in Zimbabwe After Cyclone Lashes Mozambique

Harare : A minimum of 100 people are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe strike by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which includes lashed Mozambique , a local lawmaker said Saturday.

Thousands of people have been affected , power cut off and major bridges flooded in areas of the Manicaland province which borders Mozambique.

“The information we have so far is that over 100 people are missing and some of them” may have died, Joshua Sacco, a member of parliament in Chimanimani district, told AFP.

“At least 25 houses were swept away following a mudslide at Ngangu township in Chimanimani urban. There were people inside. They are part of the missing,” he said.

Tropical cyclone Idai battered central Mozambique on Friday killing at least 19 people and cutting off more than half a million in Beira, one of the country’s largest cities.

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