Cyclone Idai sweeps through Mozambican city of Biera

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BEIRA, Mozambique

One of the deadliest tropical storms has swept across one of Mozambique’s largest cities leading to huge power cut offs, destruction of buildings and tress.

“Houses and trees were destroyed and pylons downed,” confirmed the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC)

So far, no death or injuries have been reported but phone masts and electricity poles have been knocked down.

The National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) says that over 500,000 residents are now left without electricity and communications has been hampered.

The Portuguese speaking nation has been struck by severe cyclones in the past, including Eline in 2000, when 350 people died and 650,000 were displaced across the wider region.