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18 Killed in Madagascar Due to Cyclone

Sat 30 Mar 2024 | 09:40 PM
Israa Farhan

Officials in Madagascar have confirmed the deaths of at least 18 people in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Jamany.

According to the American news channel CNN, the cyclone intensified before making landfall in northern Madagascar last Wednesday, bringing winds reaching speeds of 165 kilometers per hour.

Last Thursday, the cyclone caused heavy rainfall and flooding, leading to the destruction of roads and bridges and the displacement of over 20,000 people from their homes.

It is worth noting that according to the World Food Programme, Madagascar has experienced at least 10 tropical cyclones since the beginning of 2022, facing a hunger crisis in some parts of the island due to the destructive effects of extreme weather conditions.