Cyclone Eloise hits central Mozambique

Eloise, fuelled by the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Mozambique channel, gained tropical cyclone status with its strength equivalent to a category two storm, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), said.

The storm pummelled the region with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

Gusts were expected to reach between 150 kmh and 200 kmh near the point of impact.

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