Death Toll from Cyclone Freddy now at 99

By Staff Reporter

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs has briefed the nation on the after affects of the cyclone Freddy which has so far claimed lives and destroyed property in Southern Region

A total of 99 people have been confirmed dead in some districts in the Southern Region due to floods and landslides emanating from Cyclone Freddy.

Department of Disaster Management Affairs Commissioner Charles Kalemba has disclosed this at a press briefing currently underway in Blantyre.

Of these, Blantyre has the highest number at 85 but deaths have also been reported in Chikwawa, Nsanje and Chiradzulu districts.

Kalemba has said so far, 4,000 households have been affected, which translates to over 10,000 people.