The second passage of Cyclone Freddy through Mozambique since Friday has caused 21 deaths in the central province of Zambezia, according to a new preliminary assessment presented today by the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD).
The numbers may rise as the damage survey is underway.
The province was the most affected in Mozambique, counting since Friday 13,442 families affected, or about 65,500 people, in addition to thousands of self-built houses damaged or destroyed.
According to the authorities, the priority now is to help the survivors, who have complained of a lack of water, food, and hygiene . . .
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