Sixteen dead have been counted in Madagascar after the passage last week of a tropical storm in the northeast of the country, announced this Friday in a press release the Office of Risk and Disaster Management.
Nineteen people remain missing in areas that were affected by the storm codenamed Cheneso, which caused flooding and a cut in roads leading to the capital, Antananarivo.
Winds at 110km/h
In its press release, the government institution specifies that more than 55,400 people have been affected by the disaster, more than half of whom have had to leave their homes.
Storm Cheneso arrived on January 19, accompanied by high winds reaching 110 kilometers per hour and heavy rain showers.
In southern Africa, the hurricane season extends from November to April and Madagascar, an island in the Indian Ocean, regularly suffers devastating consequences.