14 killed, thousands displaced by tropical storm in Madagascar

January 19, 2015 10:45 AM

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ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Madagascar officials say at least 14 people were killed over the weekend when the island was battered by a tropical storm.

The National Office of Risk and Catastrophe Management said Monday that more than 36,000 Madagascans have been displaced by tropical storm Chedza. Most of the deaths were a result of landslides caused by heavy rain and building collapses as strong winds tore roofs from houses.

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