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Maputo (AFP) March 13, 2012
Tropical Storm Irina killed three people when it lashed the Mozambique coast at the begin of the month, according to a final tally given by the government on Tuesday.
Deaths were recorded in the Cabo Delgado and Sofala provinces of the southern African country.
"In Cabo Delgado province, strong rains and winds in Montepuez district caused one death by electrocution," government spokesman Alberto Nkutumula told a media conference.
"In Sofala province there were unfortunately two deaths, 13 people were wounded, 989 houses were partially destroyed."
Irina passed over the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar last week, killing at least 72 people and leaving 78,000 homeless.
In South Africa's eastern city of Durban, beaches were closed as waves reached three metres (16-foot) and ships were ordered to remain in port.
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65 killed in Madagascar storm: weather agency
Antananarivo (AFP) March 6, 2012
Tropical Storm Irina has killed at least 65 people in Madagascar, most of them residents of the Ifanadiana district in the southeast of the island, weather authorities said on Monday. Three people were also reported missing, according to the national bureau of natural catastrophes (BNGRC), which did not provide any other details. Earlier it was reported that only one person had been kill ... read more
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