Madagascar: at least 25 dead and 38,000 displaced after passage of Cheneso storm

The storm, which struck the island on January 19, had turned into tropical cyclone before decreasing in intensity.

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Twenty-five people were killed, 21 ranges missing and some 38,000 others moved to Madagascar after the passage last week from a tropical storm in the northeast of the country, announced the risk management office and Disasters, Sunday January 29 in his latest assessment. The latest assessment, on Friday, reported 22 dead.

The government organization also indicates that 83,181 people were affected in total by these bad weather having struck this island of the Indian Ocean.

The storm of January 19, baptized Cheneso, caused floods and a cut of roads leading to the capital, Antananarivo. It had even temporarily transformed into tropical cyclone with winds from 118 to 166 km/h, before decreasing in intensity.

In southern Africa, the cyclonic season extends from November to April and Madagascar regularly undergoes devastating consequences.

/Media reports cited above.