Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on Thursday in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province [Mike Hutchings/Reuters]
The death toll in northern Mozambique from Cyclone Kenneth has jumped to 38 after the storm battered the country last week, officials have said, with aid workers struggling to reach some of the worst-affected areas.
Mozambique’s National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) said in its latest update on Monday that in addition to the dozens of people killed, about 35,000 homes were damaged or wiped out by the cyclone and the rising floodwaters unleashed in its wake.
The cyclone made landfall on Thursday in the country’s northernmost Cabo Delgado province, bringing with it torrential rains and wind gusts of more than 200 kilometres per hour. The carnage has affected more than 160,000