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More than 20 people in Madagascar have died and tens of thousands have been left homeless due to the damage caused by a powerful storm that has been raging along the west coast of the island for several days, BNR reported, citing local authorities' data.

Cyclone Cheneso hit Madagascar 10 days ago with winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour and brought heavy rainfall that caused major flooding.

Tropical Storm Cheneso kills 16 in Madagascar

Private homes and schools were damaged, several main road arteries were cut off.

21 people remain missing.

More than 83,000 people were affected by the natural disaster, with almost 38,000 left homeless.  

WATCH: #BNMDagascar Reports.

The death toll from a tropical storm that hit northeastern #Madagascar last week has risen to 22, according to the government's disaster management office, which revised its earlier tally.

#Cheneso #Environment

— Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (@gchahal) January 28, 2023

At least 7 people have been killed and 13 are missing after tropical #cyclone #Cheneso hit #Madagascar this week.

Thousands of people have been displaced and have seen their homes and communities devastated.

An #EyeOnAfrica report

— Eye on Africa – France 24 (@EyeOnAfricaF24) January 27, 2023


a powerful cyclone