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Mozambique Cyclone Death Toll Doubles as Flood Waters Rise

  • Parts of Mozambique submerged beneath 2 to 3 meters of water
  • Storm disrupts fuel exports to Zimbabwe, power to South Africa
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Mozambique’s death toll from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai more than doubled as relief workers struggled to deal with the devastation wrought by the storm.

The number of dead has increased to 202, Mozambique’s cabinet said, as it declared a national emergency. President Filipe Nyusi said the toll could exceed 1,000. In neighboring Zimbabwe, at least 98 people have died and that figure could reach 300, according to its government.