About 190 people were killed in southern Malawi due to Cyclone Freddy, which hit the region with heavy rains that led to floods, according to the country's authorities.

The Disaster Management Authority said - in a press conference - that the death toll had risen to 99, adding that it expected the number to "rise" after the hurricane, which is about to be the longest in history.

In addition, 134 people were injured, and 16 others were missing due to the tropical cyclone that hit the region for weeks.

The Disaster Management Authority indicated that more than 10,000 people were affected by the storm.

Meanwhile, Malawi is witnessing the worst cholera outbreak in its history, and last year it recorded more than 1,600 deaths from this epidemic.

And the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned - in a statement - that the weather conditions are likely to exacerbate outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as cholera.

Freddy hit southern Africa for the second time in a matter of weeks from Mozambique.