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6 killed in Madagascar cyclone as thousands displaced

January 8, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Madagascar say six people have been killed in a cyclone.

The government says Cyclone Ava also displaced more than 13,000 people on the Indian Ocean island over the weekend.

A government bulletin on Monday says the danger has passed and all cyclone alerts have been lifted.

The island nation was hit hard by a cyclone in March that left at least 50 people dead and damaged the Sava region in the northeast, which produces about half of the world’s vanilla.

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