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Cyclone Cheneso hits Madagascar and destroys roads to capital

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A number of districts of Mahajanga, within the northwest of Madagascar, have flooded in addition to the roads that join them to the capital, Antananarivo. Cyclone Cheneso continues to hit the island with greater than 15,000 folks affected thus far.

“I left my home as a result of it was destroyed by the robust winds of the cyclone. The home tilted, so I ran away. My home was completely destroyed,” mentioned flood sufferer Bonne Fehy.

“All our issues obtained moist, however we had put them up excessive. I’m disabled, so some younger folks took me, and that is how I escaped. They carried me in a tricycle,” mentioned Perline Razanamalala, one other flood sufferer.

Along with the floods, the Nationwide Workplace of Threat and Catastrophe Administration has recorded quite a few landslides and landslides.

Olga Rasoanirina, director of the Boeny area, Ministry of Inhabitants and Social Affairs mentioned “we’ve housed folks since Sunday when there have been large storms. Now we have housed folks on this website, which is a public elementary college within the neighborhood, we’ve arrange shelters for the victims and we’ve additionally distributed meals.”

The newest official loss of life toll is 4, 14 lacking and greater than 8,000 affected.