Cyclone Freddy affects 500,000 people in Malawi

Malawi soldiers and civilians work to recover the body of a victim of a mudslide which resulted due to heavy rains brought by Cyclone Freddy in Blantyre, southern Malawi, on March 17. – AFP pic, March 18, 2023.

CYCLONE Freddy, which dissipated this week after a record-breaking rampage, has caused more than 460 deaths in southern Africa and affected more than half a million people in Malawi, the UN said yesterday.

The storm dumped six months’ worth of rainfall in six days in southern Malawi, leaving a trail of destruction and severely damaged infrastructure as well as flooding farmland.

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