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Death toll from Tropical Cyclone Batsirai rises to 121 in Madagascar

  One week after Tropical Cyclone Batsirai hit the south-east coast of Madagascar, the death toll continues to rise. At least 121 people hav...

 


One week after Tropical Cyclone Batsirai hit the south-east coast of Madagascar, the death toll continues to rise. At least 121 people have lost their lives, including 87 people who reportedly died following landslides in the mountainous district of Ikongo, according to the latest report from the BNGRC. 

More than 29,000 people remain displaced across 79 different sites, and nearly 19,000 homes have been destroyed (8,364), flooded (7,098) or damaged (3,236), according to BNGRC. 

Children’s access to education has been significantly affected by the cyclone, with more than 133,600 children losing access to classes and more than 4,500 classrooms destroyed (2,562), with roofs blown off (1,085) or partially damaged (901). At least 69 health facilities have been affected, including the district hospital in Mananjary, which is currently not operational. 

These numbers may change in the coming days, following the release of the consolidated results of aerial and inter-agency rapid needs assessments undertaken by the BNGRC in coordination with humanitarian partners.

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