Death toll from Cyclone Kenneth rises to 50: WHO

Destroyed shop and house in the village of Nacate, south Macomia, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019, after the cyclone Kenneth hit the area. - Heavy rains from a powerful cyclone lashed northern Mozambique on April 27, 2019, sparking fears of flooding as aid workers arrived to assess the damage, just weeks after the country suffered one of the worst storms in its history. Cyclone Kenneth, a Category Three storm on the hurricane scale, made landfall in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province late on April 25 after swiping the Comoros islands. It made landfall a day later, killing one person and wrecking thousands of homes. (Photo by Emidio JOSINE / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMIDIO JOSINE/AFP/Getty Images)

The death toll from Cyclone Kenneth has risen to 50 people, including 43 deaths in Mozambique (41 in Cabo Delgado and 2 in Nampula) and 7 in the Comoros, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Destroyed shop and house in the village of Nacate, south Macomia, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019, after the cyclone Kenneth hit the area. (Photo by Emidio JOSINE / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMIDIO JOSINE/AFP/Getty Images)

In a statement, WHO said that at least 276 people have been injured, including 182 in the Comoros and 94 in Mozambique.

In Mozambique, nearly 45,400 houses have either been partially destroyed (27,203) or totally (18,179) in Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces. In the Comoros, more than 11,400 houses have been destroyed; with 4,482 destroyed completely.

Heavy rains from a powerful cyclone lashed northern Mozambique on April 27, 2019, sparking fears of flooding as aid workers arrived to assess the damage, just weeks after the country suffered one of the worst storms in its history. Cyclone Kenneth, a Category Three storm on the hurricane scale, made landfall in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province late on April 25 after swiping the Comoros islands.

In Comoros, the World Health Organization (WHO) donated trauma kits worth more than US$20,000 to the Ministry of Health to strengthen the technical capacity of the El-Maarouf National Hospital Centre. The kits are intended for the management of emergencies and include trauma equipment, consumables and drugs designed to ensure the management of surgical operations for 100 patients.