Mar 18, 2019 - Science

Over 1,000 believed to be dead after cyclone hits Mozambique

Cyclone Idai slowly gained power over warm water.

Cyclone Idai slowly gained power over the warm water in the Indian Ocean. GIF: University of Wisconsin-Madison/CIMSS

Though the official death toll is 84, more than 1,000 people are believed to have died after a cyclone hit Mozambique, the country's president said Monday.

Details: Over 100,000 people in Mozambique were injured after Cyclone Idai hit the coastal nation with the strength of a Category 3 storm, before moving inland toward Zimbabwe and Malawi, CNN reports. Mozambique’s economy relies heavily on agricultural exports, which will be heavily impacted by the flooding.

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