Irina turns lethal in Mozambique
06 March 2012, 08:24
Maputo - At least one person died when Tropical Storm Irina lashed
the coasts of Mozambique and South Africa with heavy winds and rains at
the weekend, officials said on Monday.
"A tree fell on a house
and the roof collapsed," killing an elderly man in Mozambique's southern
Gaza province, said Rita Almeida, spokesperson for the national
Irina passed over the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar last week, killing one person.
In the South African city of Durban, beaches were closed as waves reached 3m, municipal spokesperson Thabo Mofokeng said.
Ships were ordered to remain in port.