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RECOVERY UNDERWAY

The destruction of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, seen from above

  • Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Deputy Photo Editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

It has been more than ten days since Cyclone Idai touched down in Mozambique, and the death toll continues to rise.

There have been conflicting reports on the total number of fatalities—Reuters reports that 686 people have died, and the Guardian puts the number at more than 750 people dead across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi—while more than a hundred thousand are currently in camps for displaced people and nearly two million are in need of aid.

Aerial images from the past few day show the true scale of devastation and flooding that still lingers.

Reuters/Mike Hutchings
Damaged buildings are seen as flood waters begin to recede in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, near Beira, Mozambique on March 24.
Reuters/Mike Hutchings
People walk past fallen palm trees as flood waters begin to recede in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, in Buzi, Mozambique on March 24.
Reuters/Mike Hutchings
Trucks queue beside damaged buildings outside the port in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, in Beira on March 24.
Reuters/Mike Hutchings
Flooded buildings in Beira, Mozambique on March 23.
Reuters/Mike Hutchings
Tankers are seen outside a damaged building in Beira, Mozambique on March 23.
Reuters/Mike Hutchings
Flooded buildings are seen in Beira, Mozambique on March 23.
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People wade through flood waters in a rural neighborhood on March 24.
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A neighborhood damaged by Cyclone Idai, seen on March 24.
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A home surrounded by flood waters in Beira on March 24.
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An aerial view of a neighborhood affected by Cyclone Idai on March 24.
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A damaged factory in Beira on March 23.
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A truck maneuvers on a damaged road in Beira on March 23.
Reuters/Mike Hutchings
A warehouse with a destroyed roof in Beira on March 24.
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A view of a damaged road in Beira on March 24.
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Residents standing near the end of a damaged road in Beira, Mozambique on March 23.

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