As Mozambique counts the price of Cyclone Idai, the BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane joined a helicopter flight over a number of the worst-affected areas.
The pilot pointed in the direction of the east throughout the expanse of brown water. “We’re 15 miles from the ocean,” he mentioned, “however it feels as if we’re proper over it.” He was proper. Beneath us, farmland that had been house to hundreds of individuals had disappeared.
Charities say hundreds of individuals are stranded by catastrophic flooding, clinging to roofs or caught in bushes.
About 300 individuals are confirmed useless in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, however the toll is predicted to rise.