Cyclone batters Mozambique coastal city

Tropical cyclone Idai battered Mozambique’s coastal city of Beira leaving its 530,000 residents cut off from the outside world on Friday after power cables were downed and communications severed. “There is no communication with Beira. Houses and trees were destroyed and pylons downed,” an official at the National Institute of Disaster Management told AFP. “There was no tsunami-type storm but Beira and Chinde (400 kilometres, 250 miles northeast of Beira on the coast) were badly hit.” Another official, Pedro Armando Alberto Virgula, in Chinde, said a hospital and seven schools there lost their roofs and four houses were destroyed. Virgula … Continue reading Cyclone batters Mozambique coastal city