Tropical storm kills 10 in Madagascar

At least 10 people have died and 32,000 have been affected as Tropical Storm Hubert swept over Madagascar, disaster officials said today.

The storm hit the south-east coast of the Indian Ocean island nation on Wednesday.

Madagascar’s National Office for Disaster Preparedness said today that many homes have been destroyed by flooding.

Madagascar lies off the south-eastern coast of Africa and is in the main storm path of the Indian Ocean basin.

It normally has three or four major cyclones each year. Fame, Ivan and Jokwe killed more than 100 in Madagascar in 2008 and affected 300,000 others.

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