Cyclone Kenneth: at least five dead as heavy rain lashes Mozambique
Experts say storm could move back out to sea and intensify again, as water levels rise
Mozambique’s government urged many people to seek higher ground on Saturday in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, fearing flooding and mudslides in the days ahead as heavy rain lashed the region.
At least five people were killed, the government said. Mozambique’s disaster management agency said one person had died in Pemba city and another in hard-hit Macomia district, while residents on Ibo Island said two people died there. Details on the fifth death were not immediately available.