(Worthy News) - A powerful cyclone has "entirely wiped out" villages in Mozambique, according to a UN official.
Gemma Connell, the head of the regional Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha), said it looked from the air like areas had been "run over by a bulldozer".
Cyclone Kenneth struck on Thursday with winds of 220km/h (140mph). [ Source: BBC (Read More...) ]
Mozambique hit by strongest cyclone in recorded history
Powerful Cyclone Kenneth lashed the southeast African nation of Mozambique Friday, barely one month after Cyclone Idai arrived.
The storm, equivalent to the strength of a Category 4 hurricane, arrived late Thursday and pushed inland with sustained winds near 125 mph. Officials said Kenneth has already killed three people in Comoros, and forecasters say the region could see as many as 10 inches of rain. Experts also warned of life-threatening storm surges between 10 and 16 feet tall.
Kenneth is the strongest storm to hit Mozambique in recorded history, and officials said hundreds of thousands are at risk from floods and mudslides. [ Source: UPI (Read More...) ]