Zimbabwe Army Truck Accidentally Kills Two Cyclone Survivors Waiting For Relief Aid
Two survivors of Cyclone Idai died and 11 were hurt when the brakes failed on an army truck delivering food aid in eastern Zimbabwe and it ploughed into a waiting crowd, an official said on Friday.
Defence forces provincial spokesman Major Exavier Chibasa told AFP the accident happened at Skyline in the district of cyclone-ravaged Chimanimani on Thursday where victims of the cyclone were gathering to receive aid.
The army is helping with the transporting and handing out food and other relief aid donated to victims of Cyclone Idai.
The storm affected at least 270,000 and claimed 185 lives in landlocked Zimbabwe while more than 200 are missing.
In neighbouring Mozambique at least 493 people died and 1.85 million were affected