Cyclone Idai, Mozambique
More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm, 19 Mar 2019 (From AFP) - More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai's full wrath on Thursday before the storm barrelled on to neighbouring Zimbabwe, unleashing fierce winds and flash floods and washing away roads and houses.
These images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 Satellites, were acquired over the Province of Sofala, central Mozambique. Tropical cyclone Idai, has hit the area bringing high winds and heavy rainfall. There are estimated to be over 250 people killedand thousands missing. in total more than 2.5 million people are affected.
The cyclone originated in the Mozambique Channel and as it made landfall near the city of Beira at the mouth of the Pungwe Riverg. The city has been flooded, where there has been extensive damage to buildings and road infrastructure.
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