237 killed, 181 missing after cyclone in Madagascar: new toll
An earlier toll put the number of dead at 198, with 166 missing.
More than 304,000 people were left homeless by the storm, the rescue service said. That figure was also significantly higher than the previous tally, which put the number made homeless at 216,000.
The death toll has risen as rescue services are able to make their way to isolated villages in the north and west of the island state, many of which are only accessible on foot, rescuers told AFP.
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