0905 GMT December 12, 2018
The storm also closed several national highways that were flooded by the heavy rain, the country’s disaster management office said late Monday, AFP reported.
In a previous toll late Sunday, it said 17 people had died and 15,000 had been affected.
Storm Eliakim slammed into the northeastern Masoala peninsula on Friday before barreling south down the coast.
By Monday it had moved away from the Indian Ocean Island and “presents no more danger.”
Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries, is frequently hit by cyclones and tropical storms.
In January, cyclone Ava claimed 51 lives and in March last year at least 78 people perished in cyclone Enawo.