Antananarivo (Agencies): At least 20 people were died when a tropical storm Eliakim hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend.

Tropical Cyclone Eliakim has battered Madagascar with strong winds and torrential rain, leaving at least 20 dead, authorities said.

The cyclone comes less than two weeks after Dumazile grazed the east coast of the island nation.

Both storms hit Toamasina, Madagascar’s second largest city. Images on social media showed widespread flooding with roads and homes inundated.

According to local media, at least one person was killed by Eliakim and many more have been injured. The storm is now weakening as it moves southeast, away from Madagascar .