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Cyclone Batsirai wreaks havoc in the city of Menangari in Madagascar

Manangari – Madagascar (AFP) – February 13, 2022. 04:30

Great devastation in Madagascar due to Cyclone Patsirai

  • Representatives of non-governmental organizations said Saturday that Cyclone Batsirai caused great damage in the coastal city of Menangari in Madagascar.
  • The cyclone killed 120 people in Madagascar, and the losses were recorded, especially on the eastern coast of the country
  • About 125,000 people were affected by torrential rains and winds that reached 165 kilometers per hour

On Saturday, representatives of non-governmental organizations said that Cyclone Patsirai had caused great damage in the coastal city of Manningari in MadagascarAt a time when work is in full swing to supply the region with humanitarian aid.

The typhoon killed 120 people in MadagascarThe losses were recorded, especially on the eastern coast of the country, according to the latest report by the authorities.

Cyclone Batsirai wreaks havoc in the city of Menangari in Madagascar

“At the moment, the first assessments that have been made are very worrying, as they speak of the cyclone’s damage to nine out of ten homes, especially in the Manningari area,” said Martin Marin, a logistics official at the French Red Cross.

He explained that the French army is responsible for delivering two tons of aid sent by his organization.

Cyclone Batsirai wreaks havoc in the city of Menangari in Madagascar

For its part, Doctors Without Borders indicated in a statement that its teams at the site found the city “extremely destroyed”.

“The hospital has stopped working, five health centers in the area were completely destroyed, and the roofs of 35 other buildings were destroyed (for treatment), hospital patients were evacuated to the emergency clinic,” said Joaquín Notredim, the organization’s logistic officer. Some of them are being cleaned.

Cyclone Batsirai wreaks havoc in the city of Menangari in Madagascar

Notre Dame pointed out that the Nosy Varica area, which is 100 kilometers to the north, can only be reached by sea, adding that the hospital there was destroyed and the electricity was still cut off.

Cyclone Batsirai wreaks havoc in the city of Menangari in Madagascar

About 125,000 people were affected by torrential rains and winds of up to 165 kilometers per hour that hit the eastern side on the night of February 5-6, before moving inland, causing rivers to flow into rice fields and destroying crops.

Cyclone Batsirai wreaks havoc in the city of Menangari in Madagascar

Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, was previously hit by Tropical Storm Anna at the end of January (55 dead), and a large area in its south has been suffering for months from a drought that has led to severe malnutrition and pockets of starvation.

Cyclone Batsirai wreaks havoc in the city of Menangari in Madagascar

“We are still in hurricane season, the forecast for this year is five, so we will prepare from now on,” Vatovavy Governor Morris Randriarison said.

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