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Madagascar again at the mercy of Cyclone Jade during Holy Week .At least nine people have been killed and more than 33,300 rendered homeless and urgent help needed..
 
ANTSIRANANA 090411-1
April 11, 2009

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] At least nine people have been killed

and more than 33,300 rendered homeless

by tropical cyclone Jade on the Indian

Ocean island nation of Madagascar, the

authorities said Friday.
A previous toll had reported eight

deaths. The latest victim died in a

landslide at Nosy Varika on the east

coast, which seriously injured three

other people said the National Office

for the Management of Risks and

Catastrophes.
The large island off Africa's southeast

coast is highly vulnerable to seasonal

cyclones.
Earlier, the authorities reported the

deaths of two children and their mother

in the collapse of their house north of

the capital Antananarivo.
But the worst affected region was

Analanjirifo, north of the eastern port

of Toamasina (Tamatave). The cyclone has

left almost 25,000 people homeless in

that area.
Jade made landfall on Monday in the

northeastern region of the vast island

and has now left Madagascar, but the

heavy rains it left in its trail

heightened fears of serious floods.