Death Toll From Malawi Tropical Storm Hits 99
The death toll in Malawi from tropical storm freddy rose to 99 on monday, with 85 deaths recorded in the city of blantyre alone, the authorities said.
The country is struggling to contain the effects of the storm, which has wreaked devastation particularly in 10 of the country’s Southern region districts.
Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds have destroyed houses, washed away roads and bridges, flattened crop fields and disrupted power generation.
The main referral hospital in blantyre says it is overwhelmed by the sheer number of bodies it is receiving.
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It has appealed to bereaved families or whose relatives are missing to go to the hospital to identify and collect the bodies for burial as hospital is running out of space.
The malawi government has declared a state of national disaster in the most affected districts.