March 22, 2019 / 11:06 AM / a month ago

Cyclone Idai killed at least 259 in Zimbabwe, 217 missing - IOM

A stranded family sits on top of their home after Cyclone Idai, in Buzi district, outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 259 people were killed in Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai, and some 217 are missing, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday.

Hundreds of people had been injured and authorities had confirmed that 16,000 households had been displaced, the International Organization for Migration said in a statement.

Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Peter Graff

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