66 dead, 16 missing and 93 injured

Cyclone Freddy continues to wreck havoc with 66 people now confirmed dead and 16 others still missing as thousands of households have been affected.

The Malawi Red Cross reported on Monday evening that 2115 households have been affected and 93 people have been injured.

The Red Cross and emergency services were conducting searches and the Malawi Defence Force joined later in the day, appearing in Chilobwe where over 40 houses were reportedly damaged.

So far only Water Minister Abida Mia has appeared at the disaster zone as most people requiring help are yet to access it a day after the Cyclone started damaging properties.

Huge stones have fallen from Soche Hill affecting houses along the slope and roads in Machinjiri, Chirimba and other places have been damaged.

There also emerging report of rising waters that could affect electricity supply across the country.

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