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Cyclone Kenneth has killed at least one person in the Pemba city, northern Mozambique, due to the falling of a coconut tree in the storm, a local civil protection source told Lusa.
The information on another victim due to the storm is still to be confirmed, another source said, stressing that the lack of energy and communications is hindering the survey.
Preliminary information points to heavy damage in the region, with precarious homes destroyed by strong wind and heavy rain, and with displaced families in the Quirimbas archipelago.
The damage may extend to other parts, the sources said, but communications are to be restored.
Cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique with category four in the Saffir–Simpson scale, the second most serious, with continuous winds of 225km/h and gusts of 270km/h, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announced on Friday.
Although it has downgraded, it continues to cause heavy rains and there is a high risk of flooding and landslides.
“Cyclone Kenneth may require a major humanitarian operation in parallel with the ongoing response to Cyclone Idai,” the UN said.Source: Lusa
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