Malawi cyclone death toll rises to 438, rescue operations underway

More bodies have been recovered in Malawi's southern region hit by Cyclone Freddy, bringing the total death toll to at least 438 as of 09:00 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) Friday, said the country's Department of Disaster Management Affairs.

The death toll rose from Thursday's 326, said the department in its fifth update, adding that approximately 345,183 people have been displaced and 505 camps have been set up to accommodate them.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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