BBC World Service – Newshour, Hundreds dead in wake of tropical storm in Malawi

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Malawi says over 220 people are now known to have died in floods and mudslides resulting from Tropical Storm Freddy.

The number may rise as rescue teams reach cut-off areas as the weather improves. We hear about the challenges from a UNICEF official.

Also in the programme: How cricket intervened in attempts by police in Pakistan to arrest the opposition politician, Imran Khan; and we hear from Afghan musicians who were forced to flee because after the Taliban took over.

(Photo shows people crossing a makeshift bridge where flood water affected the previous crossing in Blantyre, Malawi on 14 March 2023)

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