Maputo - At least 10 people have been killed after heavy rains deluged two flood-prone provinces of Mozambique, the UN said Monday.
"At least 10 deaths reported, and 62 975 people were affected by the floods," the UN said.
What started as a tropical storm escalated quickly into a powerful tropical cyclone that is now on a path that is expected to put more lives and property in danger later this week.
By the end of Monday, the Cyclone Idai's intensity was equal to that of a Category 3 hurricane.
According to AccuWeather, Idai is anticipated to strengthen as it tracks away from Madagascar. Heavy rains and gusty winds are expected to lash the country's west-central coast into Tuesday