Fierce cyclone Freddy killed seven people!

Madagascar: Cyclone Freddy killed seven people!

Europe News Desk!!! The death toll from deadly Cyclone Freddy in Madagascar has risen to seven and left more than 13,000 people homeless. The National Disaster Risk Management Office (BNGRC) gave this information. According to the BNGRC, 68,809 people were affected in the seven regions, with more than 13,000 people rendered homeless. More than 12,000 houses were damaged by the floods and another 1,206 were destroyed, Xinhua news agency reported. We and our humanitarian partners are supporting the government in its response and have begun providing assistance to the nearly 7,000 people who were evacuated from their homes, said Stéphane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The spokesman said humanitarian workers would begin distributing cash and education aid next week. The dangerous cyclone made landfall on the southeast coast of the Indian Ocean island country on Tuesday evening before moving southwest. After crossing Madagascar, Freddy moved into the Mozambican Channel and is expected to strengthen before making landfall in Mozambique.

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World News Desk!!!

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