Hundreds of bodies washed up on Mozambique road, eyewitness says

Chimanimani, Zimbabwe (CNN)As many as “300 to 400” bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira, in Mozambique, according to an eyewitness account, suggesting that the human toll of Cyclone Idai is likely to far exceed official estimates.

The harrowing scene, described by Zimbabwean Graham Taylor, follows reports from aid agencies on the ground detailing how entire villages and towns have been completely flooded in the wake of last Thursday’s high-end Category 2 storm.
Taylor said the bodies were located on a 6 kilometer (3.7 mile) track of highway, where flood waters had created an inland ocean, submerging entire villages around a “densely populated” sugar-cane plantation. The area is a mere fraction of the land in the southeast African nation left flooded after two major rivers burst their banks in the days following the storm.

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