typhoon megi 2.jpgA tropical cyclone has hit Madagascar, killing at least five people.

Cyclone Giovanna made landfall overnight near Madagasca’s Eastern Port City of Toamasina.

A report from Antananarivo, said the island is prone to cyclones and tropical storms, especially in the rainy season.

Cyclone Giovanna is expected to weaken as it moves across the island, but there are fears that more lives could be lost.

The storm is expected to head towards Southern Mozambique.