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Helicopter rescue starts after rains ease in Malawi

Helicopter rescue starts after rains ease in Malawi

Helicopter rescue starts after rains ease in Malawi

Helicopter rescue starts after rains ease in Malawi

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  • Rescue operation in southern Malawi is accelerating due to rains ceasing.
  • With helicopters flying to communities shut off by overflowing rivers and mudslides.
  • Several people are still missing after nearly 200 fatalities.
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The pace of the rescue operation in southern Malawi is accelerating as a result of the rains ceasing to prevent humanitarian personnel from entering more of Tropical Cyclone Freddy‘s damaged areas.

According to the country’s communications minister, helicopters are now flying to communities that have been shut off by overflowing rivers and mudslides.

Several people are still missing after nearly 200 fatalities.

The storm also forced about 20,000 individuals from their homes.

The skies above Blantyre, the nation’s commercial center, have been clear for the first time in days.

It has made it possible to start air rescue operations so that supplies can now be delivered to areas who are still blocked off due to surging rivers, broken roads, and bridges.

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Moses Kunkuyu, the nation’s minister of information, told the media that helicopters are already en route to some of the worst-affected districts, but he also made a plea for greater assistance from the surrounding nations.

Power and water supplies are being gradually restored by the government.

Yet the rehabilitation process will take time.

Several thousands of households are evacuated and packed into makeshift camps and schools after entire communities were wiped away.

Up to the end of the week, numerous districts’ school closures have been extended by the authorities.

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