Tropical Storm Irina Kills 65 In Madagascar

By Salon Staff

Published March 6, 2012 11:00AM (EST)

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Disaster management officials say a tropical storm killed 65 people and left more than 73,000 homeless on Madagascar.

Irina hit the Indian Ocean island late on Feb. 26. The official report on its impact was issued Monday after information trickled in from isolated regions.

Irina also caused death and destruction in Mozambique and South Africa, but not on as large a scale.

An earlier storm, Giovanna, killed 35 and left 240,000 homeless on Madagascar, according to the latest figures. Giovanna struck Madagascar Feb. 14.

Salon Staff

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