At least 17 dead after tropical storm hits Madagascar

Monday 1439/7/2 - 2018/03/19
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Antananarivo, Rajab 02, 1439, March 19, 2018, SPA -- Seventeen people are dead after a powerful tropical storm hit Madagascar ove the weekend, officials said Monday.
"We are still calculating the damage, the death toll could increase," Charles Rambolarson, executive secretary at the National Bureau of Risk Management and Disaster, told dpa.
More than 1,000 homes were flooded, many of them destroyed completely, and several bridges were swept away by tropical storm Eliakim, the disaster agency said.
--SPA
16:31 LOCAL TIME 13:31 GMT