Death toll from Cyclone Freddy rises to 326 in Malawi

The death toll in Malawi from Cyclone Freddy has risen from 225 to 326, President Lazarus Chakwera said on Thursday in the devastated southern region near the commercial hub of Blantyre.

"The number of people displaced has more than doubled to 183,159, as has the number of households displaced, which now stands at 40,702," he added.

(Cover: A general view of the destruction caused by mudslide which occurred due to heavy rains resulting from the effects of tropical cyclone Freddy in Blantyre, southern Malawi, March 16, 2023. /CFP)

Source(s): AFP

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