At least 150 killed, hundreds missing after Idai storm hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

11:46 AM | 17 Mar, 2019
At least 150 killed, hundreds missing after Idai storm hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi
HARARE, MAPUTO, LILONGWE – At least 150 people have been killed while hundreds of others are missing in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, as the tropical storm Idai hit these countries, the Radio Pakistan reported.

According to United Nations (UN) officials, Idai has affected more than 1.5 million people in the three southern African countries.

The spokesman of the World Food Program Hervé Verhoosel said tens of thousands of people have been displaced and homes, roads, bridges and crops have been washed away by the storm.

At least 24 people have died in south eastern Zimbabwe by a tropical storm Idai.

The information ministry said in Harare today that the Cyclone Idai, which brought floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi, hit Zimbabwe as homes and bridges were swept away, cutting off power and communications.

Chimanimani, which borders Mozambique, has been worst affected, with the storm causing floods as well as destroying crops.

Meanwhile, In Mozambique, at least 19 people have died as Cyclone Idai hit one of the country's largest cities Beira.

According to local officials, heavy rains and cyclone have cut off more than half a million people in Beira.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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