Madagascar Cyclone: Cyclone Batsirai has wreaked havoc in Madagascar. Heavy damage has been reported due to the storm. In about two weeks, the second major storm Batsirai hit the coastal area on the east coast at a speed of about 235 km. After which high waves rose. Many houses have been destroyed due to Hurricane Batsirai. At least 10 people are reported to have been killed. Along with this, about 48,000 people have been displaced due to this cyclone. Due to strong winds, many trees were uprooted (Cyclone Uprooted Trees). Many buildings have been badly damaged.
Huge devastation in Madagascar
Heavy rain and strong winds lashed parts of the country before the cyclone hit Mananjari in Madagascar. Madagascar’s Meteorological Office said on Sunday that rain would cause flooding in some parts of the country. The cyclone weakened after wreaking havoc in the Indian Ocean Island Nation. The Madagascar Meteorological Department said that the cyclone’s average wind speed had nearly halved to 80 kmph. While the fastest speed had reached 235 kmph.
48 thousand people displaced
It is being told that the rising sea waves destroyed the sandy hill which was part of a cemetery. According to media reports, the city of Mananjari is completely ruined. About 95 percent of the city has been badly damaged. Madagascar was already battling Tropical Storm Ana, which killed several people last month after hitting the Indian Ocean island nation. The France Weather Service had previously predicted that Batsirai would pose a very serious threat to Madagascar after passing through Mauritius and affecting the French island of La Reunion with torrential rains. Hurricane Ana affected at least 131,000 people in Madagascar in late January, killing about 60.
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