Tropical storm kills 46 in Madagascar

Tropical storm kills 46 in Madagascar
# 21 January 2015 21:04 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A tropical storm that overwhelmed Madagascar last week has left at least 46 people dead, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

A tropical storm that overwhelmed Madagascar last week has left at least 46 people dead and more than 120,000 others injured, the state-run National Bureau of Risk and Disaster Management has said.

The bureau said previously that tropical storm "Chedza" had killed 15 people and injured 100,000 others.

It said in a Wednesday statement that the central region of Vakinankaratra had been the most affected by the storm, noting that 12 people in the region had been killed.

It added that around 53,000 people had been affected by the storm in the southeastern Vatovavy Fitovinany region.

"Rains that accompanied the storm left six people dead and badly harmed 43,000 others in the Analamanga region, which includes capital Antananarivo," the bureau stated.

It went on to note that most deaths had occurred due to building collapses and landslides.

Madagascar remains in a state of high alert in the wake of the storm, which overwhelmed ten of the island-nation's 22 regions.

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