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One killed, thousands displaced after Madagascar cyclone

AFP  |  Antananarivo 

One person was killed, three are missing and thousands have been displaced after tropical cyclone Ava tore through Madagascar, authorities have said.

The cyclone, which made landfall on Friday morning, lashed the eastern part of the African island off with violent winds and heavy rains before moving off the territory last night.

"Based on the provisional toll, one person has died, three people have been reported missing, 10,465 people have been displaced and more than 12,000 affected by the storm," the said in a statement.

The cyclone caused flooding in the capital and the port city of

Madagascar, one of the world's poorest countries, is regularly hit by cyclones.

In March last year, cyclone Enawo killed at least 78 people.

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First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 15:25 IST