Mozambique holiday isle left in ruins by Cyclone Kenneth

From the air, Ibo Island on the Quirimbas Archipelago off Mozambique’s northeast coast, was speckled with flattened homes and water-logged farmland, testament to the destructive force of Cyclone Kenneth.

The popular tourist destination had gone without large-scale food aid since the cyclone struck six days ago, and the human cost of the disaster was only now being revealed.

“On the day, it was a terrible thing to live through because it was so strong,” said 50-year-old islander Armando Watela, as he cleared up the damage. The storm tore off his roof and punched a door-sized hole in his front wall. See video at The Citizen