Death toll rises to 66 after Cyclone Freddy in Mozambique

Subiu para 66 o número de mortes após ciclone Freddy em Moçambique

Preliminary data released this Friday by the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD) indicate that the total number of deaths due to the second passage of Cyclone Freddy through Mozambique has risen to 66.

The total number of people affected amounts to 357,000, the vast majority in Zambezia province, where the city of Quelimane has been the most sacrificed.

There are about 59 thousand people distributed among 151 reception centers operating in five provinces: Zambézia, Niassa, Sofala, Manica, and Tete.

In terms of structures, according to the INGD, quoted by Lusa, more than 30 thousand precarious houses were completely destroyed and another 40 thousand have been damaged, meaning greater difficulties for families to store their belongings, namely food.

The country's main highway, national road 1 (EN1), is cut off near Quelimane. In total, the country has seven bridges destroyed and 2,100 kilometers of roads affected.

In terms of basic services, there are 55 damaged sanitation facilities and more than 1,500 classrooms affected, harming 134,000 students.

Power distribution remains constrained, with 457 electricity poles damaged.

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