- At least 22 people have been confirmed dead a week after cyclone Ivan struck Madagascar. It has also left thousands of people homeless and displaced in the north-west town of Anosimahavelona.
The announcement of further three of heavy rains by weather forecast officials has already caused panic in many parts of the Indian Ocean, including the capital, Antananarivo. These places are already affected by floods.
Cyclone Ivan erupted in Madagascar after three rivers [Ipoka, Sisaony and Mamba] had reached their highest levels.
Floods resulted to the collapse of River Ikopa, leaving residents in Antananarivo, Ankadimbahoaka, Anosizato and Andohatapenak fleeing for their lives.
Rescue workers have been doing their best to contain the situation, but they are yet to arrive in the isolated central-north regions of Analanjirofo and Sofia.
Ivan, that moves with a speed of 210km per hour in Madagascar, is said to be heading to the coast of Mozambique. The country had been battling heavy floods in recent times.
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