5 Dead in Madagascar as Cyclone Enawo strikes

5 Dead in Madagascar as Cyclone Enawo strikes

Five people are now known to have died in Madagascar from a cyclone that made landfall in the north-east of the island on Tuesday, officials say.

The cyclone is the strongest to strike Madagascar in 13 years. Tropical Cyclone Gafilo struck similar areas in 2004 and resulted in the deaths of 363 people.

The emergency services are warning of the threat of flooding, including in the capital, Antananarivo, although the storm has now diminished in strength.

Media in Madagascar reported on Thursday that power is down in some areas because of Cyclone Enawo, which made landfall in the northeast of the island nation on Tuesday and has diminished in strength while moving south

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