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

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.