At least 293 people dead in Mozambique after cyclone - UN

Locals affected by Cyclone Idai walk on flooded land in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Locals affected by Cyclone Idai walk on flooded land in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

At least 293 people have died in Mozambique after a cyclone that led to catastrophic flooding, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Saturday.

"We're going to have to wait until the flood waters recede until we know the full expanse of the toll on the people of Mozambique," OCHA coordinator Sebastian Rhodes Stampa said. 

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