Cyclone Idai death toll now 142

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By Staff Reporter

THE death toll from a devastating Cyclone Idai that barrelled through Zimbabwe’s south eastern districts last week has gone up to 142, according to officials.

Ministry of Information permanent secretary Nick Mangwana told Thursday, that authorities expect the toll to continue rising.

“As things stand, the death toll has gone up to 142 and we expect it to rise. There are a lot of people who are still missing.

“Some of these people might turn up dead while others may never be found. It’s a gory spectacle that has befallen our country,” said Mangwana.

Over 200 people are reported to be unaccounted for since the natural phenomenon that rocked southern Africa and left a trail of death and destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.