For the second time in two weeks, Madagascar is in a state of emergency.
Tropical storm Irina hit Madagascar on Monday, just two weeks after the nation was devastated by tropical storm Giovanna.
At least 73 people have died and more than 21,000 people are homeless following Irina's landfall in Madagascar, an official with the nation's disaster bureau told CNN on Wednesday.
Last month, tropical storm Giovanna killed 35 people and rendered 240,000 people homeless, according to the Washington Post.
According to CNN, many of the casualties occurred in southeastern Madagascar, where a mudslide swallowed homes and caused a traffic accident involving a minibus.