As Mozambique counts the price of Cyclone Idai, the BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane joined a helicopter flight over a number of the worst-affected areas.
The pilot pointed in direction of the east throughout the expanse of brown water. “We’re 15 miles from the ocean,” he stated, “nevertheless it feels as if we’re proper over it.” He was proper. Beneath us, farmland that had been dwelling to 1000’s of individuals had disappeared.
Charities say 1000’s of persons are stranded by catastrophic flooding, clinging to roofs or caught in timber.
About 300 persons are confirmed lifeless in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, however the toll is predicted to rise.