At least 16 people have died in Madagascar as a result of a tropical storm Cheneso and subsequent severe rains, according to emergency officials.
According to the Office for Risk and Disaster Management, seventeen people are still unaccounted for after Tropical Storm Cheneso made landfall.
Since the storm made landfall on the island just over a week ago, more than 60,000 people have been forced to evacuate.
According to the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, 47,000 people are affected, 13,000 homes are damaged, and 100 classrooms are also affected.
In recent years, strong storms and cyclones have affected Madagascar, Mozambique, and the larger southern African region.
More than 100 people were killed and hundreds of thousands of more were forced to flee the area last year due to numerous storms.
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