Survivors In Shock As Cyclone Freddy Toll Passes 400 In Malawi, Mozambique

"BLANTYRE - The last thing Lukia Akimu remembers is the surge of floodwater that hit her village near Mount Soche this week when Tropical Cyclone Freddy tore through southern Malawi.

The next thing she knew, she woke up in hospital, her head wrapped in bandages and her neck in a brace.

"I saw a lot of water and some people being washed away. Then I do not know what happened. I do not know who brought me here," the 35-year-old said from a bed in Queen Elizabeth hospital in the city of Blantyre."

Tom Gibb and Frank Phiri report for Reuters March 16, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 03/17/2023