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Tropical Storm - India ocean - Madagascar

EDIS Number: TC-20120307-34427-MDG
Date / time: 07/03/2012 03:35:51 [UTC]
Event: Tropical Storm
Area: India ocean
Country: Madagascar
State/County:
Location: [SouthWestern Regions]
Number of Deads: 65 person(s)
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: 3 person(s)
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Catastrophic

Description:

Tropical storm Irina has killed at least 65 people in Madagascar, mostly on the southeastern end of the island, according to reports Tuesday. Tens of thousands in Madagascar are also homeless after the storm - the second lethal one this year - and three people are missing, according to authorities. Infrastructure also was heavily damaged on the world's fourth largest island, located in the Indian Ocean off Africa's southeastern coast. The storm also lashed the eastern coast of South Africa over the weekend causing damage to property and pounded Mozambique, where several people died. Last month, another storm, Cyclone Giovanna, killed at least 36 people and left hundreds of thousands without proper shelter in Madagascar, which suffers from political instability and extreme poverty.

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