Madagascar's cyclone death toll reaches 70
According to a source close to the Reunion-based International Platform for Regional Intervention of the Red Cross, the CNS also counted 114,480 victims scattered between the town of Votamanandry, the most hit locality, and Brickaville, both of which are located at 200 km east of the Malagasy capital of Antananarivo.
The source said that Manou damaged many roads and public buildings such as a prison, a military barracks, a hospital, schools and 24,526 houses and huts.
With winds travelling up to 200 km/h in the region for 24 hours, crops, mainly rice fields, were completely destroyed, the source added.
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