New Delhi, Mar 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his distress at the devastation caused by tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar, and said India stands with the Southern African countries in this tough time.
He expressed his condolences for the lives lost in the Cyclone, to Presidents Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and President Andre Rajoelina of Madagascar.
“Distressed by the devastation due to Cyclone Freddy in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar. Condolences to President @LAZARUSCHAKWERA, President Filipe Nyusi and President @SE_Rajoelina, bereaved families and those affected by the cyclone. India stands with you in this tough time.”
Tropical Cyclone Freddy hit the coast of Southern Africa for a second time over the weekend, bringing its total death toll to more than 220 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Over 190 people were reported dead in Malawi on Tuesday with hundreds more injured and missing. The official death toll in neighbouring Mozambique stood at 20.