Cyclone Idai: Gvnt offers $1000 for burial.

Government is set to give at least $1 000, 00 to families that lost their loved ones to cyclone Idai.

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Cyclone Idai death toll has risen to 344 as cabinet has declared all missing persons dead.
Cyclone Idai death toll has risen to 344 as cabinet has declared all missing persons dead.
Government is set to give at least $1 000, 00 to families that lost their loved ones to cyclone Idai.
Government will also assists with transport to bury the diseased.
In an interview, Public Works and Local Government Minister July Moyo said government was doing this so that families could concentrate on mourning the diseased.
“We have announced that as government that for all those who have lost their beloved ones, as government, we will give them at least $1 000, 00 and then help them with transportation to the destinations where they want to bury their diseased.
“All this we do so that families can concentrate on mourning their dead,” he said.  
Moyo said the death toll has risen from 31 to over 65 people and a number of people are still missing.
“The death toll when we were informed while we were in Mutare has risen from 31 to now over 64 that are confirmed.
“Some of the bodies have been found floating along the rivers and we believe that there might be some who are trapped and who we have not been able to find.
“As you have been told there are a number of people who are missing and among the missing I am sure there will be people who are still alive and families have not been able to locate them but there might be others who might have lost their lives.
“All this, we can only think that as we continue to work we will find solutions, the police are taking care of all the bodies and the mortuaries are not working but solutions are there, the health people are here,” he said.
He said a lot of people including Zimbabweans and international organisations were helping with food resources as well as many other things needed in the area.
“The mobilisation of food resources has gone very well, both international and Zimbabweans are helping as much as they can.
“We have been given fuel for instance, 10 000 litres by a Zimbabwean business man, we have been given things by UNICEF, by MSF and other well-wishers and we continue to appeal.
“Our appeal is for the short term immediate things that are needed by people who are marooned or people who have relatives who are diseased so that we can give them decent burials,” he said.