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Madagascar cyclone kills 29, floods capital and displaces residents

10 January 2018

A cyclone that hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend killed at least 29 people and injured tens and displaced thousands. Tropical Cyclone Ava passed through Madagascar on Friday and Saturday, hitting mostly the eastern coast of the island with wind speeds. The National Office of Risk and Disaster Management had earlier on Monday put the dead at least six, and that more than 13,000 people were displaced by the cyclone.  Meanwhile more than 16,000 pupils had classes suspended until Thursday.