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Tropical storm ‘Cheneso’ leaves one dead and more than 2,700 homeless in Madagascar

Tropical storm 'Cheneso' leaves one dead and more than 2,700 homeless in Madagascar

Heavy rains are expected to continue through the weekend along the central-eastern coast and the north-west region

21 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The tropical storm ‘Cheneso’ that hit the northeast coast of Madagascar this Thursday has caused the death of at least one person, while another victim remains missing and around 2,300 have been homeless in two regions of the north of the country.

The provisional balance of the National Office for Risk and Catastrophe Management (BNGRC) of the United Nations has included one fatality, in the Sava region, one missing person, in the Diana region, and a total of 2,224 victims of the catastrophe, including 734 households and 214 displaced persons. The authorities continue to work on the data for the Diana and Sava regions.

At this time, the Cheneso storm is expected to move to the southwest, through the center-west of the island, and to reach the Mozambique Channel during the early hours of January 23.

Madagascar authorities are now concerned about possible flooding, landslides, strong winds and sea currents.

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