Drone shows devastated coastal town as Madagascans face destitution after cyclone
10 February 2022 | 11:00 am
The death toll from Madagascar's latest cyclone rose to 29 on Tuesday (February 8) as residents of a devastated coastal town tried to fix their homes or build temporary shacks from wood and palm fronds scattered by the violent winds. Cyclone Batsirai slammed into the Indian Ocean island late on Saturday, battering the southeastern coastline until it moved away late on Sunday, leaving 91,000 people with damaged or destroyed homes, according to the state disaster relief agency.
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