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Cyclone Freddy heads to Mozambique after trail of destruction and deaths in Madagascar

his image from Meteosat-9 satellite shows Cyclone Freddy, right, in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.
his image from Meteosat-9 satellite shows Cyclone Freddy, right, in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Copyright AP
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More than 16 thousand people were affected, with 4,500 houses flooded or damaged on the island off the African east coast. According to the authorities five people have died.

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Tropical cyclone Freddy is heading towards Mozambique, after causing the deaths of five people in Madagascar.

More than 16 thousand people were affected, with 4,500 houses flooded or damaged on the island off the African east coast, according to the authorities. Thousands have been placed in emergency accommodation as a precaution.

Freddy is expected to make landfall on Friday in areas between central and southern Mozambique.

The Mozambican government has declared a red alert and put emergency services on standby. 

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