Death toll in Malawi floods rises to 30

Published March 11, 2019, 7:27 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Agence France-Presse

Floods in southern Malawi have killed 30 people and left over 230,000 people without shelter, a minister said on Sunday.

Homeland Security Minister Nicholas Dausi, whose ministry is also responsible for disaster management affairs, on Sunday visited people affected by the deluges in two of the 14 southern districts affected.

He said his ministry had received reports of 30 deaths and about 238,000 villagers losing their homes since the start of the incessant downpours earlier this week.

“Their immediate needs are food, tents, blankets and chlorine to treat drinking water and anti-malaria medication,” he said.

 
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