Hailstorm destroys over 50 houses in Lilongwe

From worries that rain may not come this year now to worries brought about by disasters caused by the same much anticipated rain, this is the situation at Group Village Headman Senda and surrounding villages in Traditional Authority Kalumbu, in Lilongwe, where over 50 houses have been destroyed.

One of the victims, a blind woman who has lost a home built for her by her children

One of the victims, a blind woman who has lost a home built for her by her children

Group Village Headman Senda is also a victim of the hailstorm

Group Village Headman Senda is also a victim of the hailstorm

Sad day for Senda village,

Sad day for Senda village,

Pathetic scenes of Senda village

Pathetic scenes of Senda village

“It was Saturday afternoon when rain started falling as normal but within minutes thunder, hailstones and a strong storm, all combined, descended on this village so strong and dark that we couldn’t see even the next house,” described Group Village Headman Senda.

He said when it was over, the destruction was enormous: “The rainstorm has destroyed many things; 35 houses, 20 roofed with corrugated iron sheets and 15 grass thatched houses in this village alone, bags of fertilizer have been dissolved, maize flour, clothes, blankets and other household items.”

He said the village has about 400 adults and all of them are affected in one way or another by this disaster. Many of them are now homeless and they ‘pack’ themselves in few remaining houses to sleep in the night.

According to Group Village Headman Senda, the rainstorm which has killed two goats and injured a young girl in his village, has also destroyed houses in Kalazi and Kayabwa villages in the same area.

The chief appealed to government and organizations to come to their rescue soon so that they can continue with their farming activities to avoid food shortage next year.

He emphasized that the immediate needs of the villagers are food stuffs, materials to rebuild their houses and household items. – LINA

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38 thoughts on “Hailstorm destroys over 50 houses in Lilongwe”

  1. Mark chikweni says:

    Boma lipemphe ndalama ku NAC!a2wa athandizidwe.

  2. Akwenu says:

    PleaseNAC buy iron sheets and cementfor the affected houses.
    At least Malawians will understand the underlying causes this time than giving the money to Alhomwe , NAC and BEAM

  3. Mac says:

    Sorie for that, its very painful indeed

  4. Pwee mwana nyoo says:

    Zomvetsa chisoni Amalawi ena osowa umunthu mukumapereka ndemanga zonena mtundu wa achewa. Ngozi zadzidzidzi zingafikire mtundu uliwonse mnthawi ya kusintha kwa nyengo ino. Kumbukani CHINDINDINDI ku Karonga.

  5. Mbanangwa says:

    All lives have been saved in this village of 400 inhabitants. Let us support them to rebuild their lives.

  6. Achewa tisonkhe ndalama apa ngakhale kuti khisimisi yatipha kale.

  7. Patrck jumma Brown says:

    Kodi abomawo achitapo chian kuambira tsiku la zovutal? Boma pangani mashawi osat kungogula galimoto za apolice ena akuzgwiritsa ntchito pokaba ndalama kubank,filling station nd malo ena,athandzeni amalawi anzathu mawa ndnu ma ps

  8. samuel Alick says:

    Ndi udindo waboma kuchita kathu pamavuto ogwa mwadzidzidzi enawo pambuyo paboma.pepani amalawi azathu.koma tisalowetse ndale pothandiza chonde.

  9. GRM says:

    I am just coming from Msenda village on a Red Cross mission where relief items were distributed. Eeesh. The situation is very pathetic and it is raining cats and dogs. The people in this village are very hard working as evidenced by the number of houses built with burnt bricks and iron sheets. I was positively Surprised that many of them are women. I wish more well wishers can come to support these people.

  10. Efron kuwani says:

    Anybody can help them not only government. NGO’s and other Organasations shld take part.

  11. k.mhone says:

    izi zikhoza kuchitikira wina akiyense osatengera kuti ndiwantundu wanji
    Chonde popereka maganizo tizikhala ndi umunthu.

    1. Patrck jumma Brown says:

      Wanena zoona

  12. Guys we should be more touched with this problem we should not make funny out this problem remember we are all malawians let’s think positively with our country malawi.

  13. Thom Chiniko says:

    Aboma chonde muyesetse, zikhoza kuchitikira aliyense nanga aku ndilande tinene kuti ndi anyawunso

  14. Emmatuwa says:

    zomvetsa chisoni inu aboma muchitepo kanthu awa ndi mabvuto ogwa mwadzidzi.

  15. Achanda Atonga says:

    Mwati nyumba kapena chani? Nyumba za Achewa kkkkk

  16. AKUKA says:

    Komanso zinazi mweeee!!!! lata kungokhoma ndi matabwa atatu okha tiziti denga lilimba ? aaaaa zinazi aiiiiii

  17. mtila zomba says:

    Anyau amenewo osawathandidza akamuuze mfalisi uja

  18. muller says:

    I wish to help u in gods name, just be patient

  19. kido says:

    very sad development, gvt try to help those who r affected.

  20. Muheziwa says:

    You nyawu people do not expect any help from our mulahko dpp lomwe party. You had a chance to build strong houses when Kamuzu was in power for 30 solid years.

  21. Munthuwazeru says:

    Its very sad, You bigMen from Government please do something now now

  22. A MPINGO says:

    MINISTRY OF WELL WISHERS PLEASE !!!

  23. Thubu Mgoloso says:

    May God help them to get the necessary support

  24. Please Well wishers do something says:

    Please as u ve always done to the President and Beam do the same to these people who have lost their homes. Please wellwishers raise millions to help fellow Malawians. Thanks in advance.

  25. Onasiwelo says:

    Pepani onthu okwathu ai pepani ndithu mulungu yekha akhale nanu.

  26. Ai zovetsa chisoni kwambiri chonde aboma athandizeni msanga anthu anu zisanafike poipa pakuti vula yangoyamba kumene

  27. kamfana says:

    Sorry for this disaster,but do’t lose your faith in the Lord.For the Bible say;praise the Lord in times of Happiness & in times of Distress.

  28. Lex Godiya says:

    Very bad

  29. Kataque says:

    Tipemphe boma lithandizepo, izi zimachitika munthu alibe chilichonse. Inenso kwathu ku ndirande bridge yolumikiza maplot ndi chinseu inakokoloka sitikudziwa kuti likonzedwa liti chifukwa sukulu ikuyamba next week, kaya ana adzidutsa kuti. Bridge imeneyi inamangidwa 1976. Chonde tithandizeni a boma tisakumbuke malemu.

  30. Chamwaka says:

    Last picture, how can a morden iron roofed house get destroyed but mud/ grass hatched houses only a few meters away remain intact? This is Juju, zamwaanthu. Anfumu, pondapondani basi.

  31. Sub T/A says:

    Uwu ndi ukali wa Mulungu kutilanga chifukwa machimo achululuka m’mudzimo tasiyani zikhululupiriro zachabechabe khulupirirani Mulungu ndipo tithokoze Mulungu chifukwa palibe emwe wataya moyo

  32. peter says:

    Lord have mercy.

  33. Patriot says:

    Let me guess,
    DPP will say that PP has doctored the hailstorman.
    What a shameful party. Muwathandizetu athuwa osati ngati mmene mwawatsala mma boma mwinamu.

  34. gigscky Rozscky says:

    Mulungu wathu! Mudzi umenewu wa lakwanji?? Anthu a mudzi umenewu amakonda kupanga chani chomukwiyitsa chauta????? Amalawi zofunika kusamala pa zochitika.

  35. KWAZULUH2 says:

    Very bad

  36. Jemie says:

    Ambuye alowelerepo.

  37. happening boy says:

    Kodi a mfumu, hail storm yatengaso food staff, ask people and well wishers to repair the damaged houses for shelter this will enable you to go and take care of tour gardens as said.

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