VIDEO : WATCH: Tropical Cyclone Freddy devastates Malawi

Tropical Cyclone Freddy has brought on devastation in components of southern Africa, killing no less than 219 folks in Malawi and Mozambique since Saturday evening.Native authorities in Malawi say heavy rains triggered floods and mudslides which have killed 199 folks.President Lazarus Chakwera declared a “state of catastrophe” within the nation’s southern area and the now-ravaged business capital, Blantyre.The nation’s catastrophe administration directorate reported that some 19,000 folks within the south of the nation have been displaced and that the injury attributable to the cyclone has been hindering aid efforts.Experiences from Mozambique’s catastrophe institute on Tuesday confirmed that 20 folks have died within the nation and 1,900 properties have been destroyed within the coastal Zambezia province.Tens of 1000’s of persons are nonetheless holed up in storm shelters and lodging centres.Freddy will proceed to thump central Mozambique and southern Malawi with excessive rainfall earlier than it exits again to the ocean late Wednesday afternoon, the UN’s meteorological centre on the island of Réunion projected.