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Madagascar tropical storm claims 46 lives
by Staff Writers
Antananarivo (AFP) Jan 21, 2015


A tropical storm which battered Madagascar at the weekend left 46 people dead, according to a final toll published by the authorities on Wednesday.

More than 120,000 people were left homeless or otherwise affected by the storm known as Chedza which lashed the Indian Ocean island with heavy rains for days, according to the national disaster management office.

On Monday, the authorities had said 14 people had perished.

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