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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Mark chikweni
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Boma lipemphe ndalama ku NAC!a2wa athandizidwe.

Akwenu
Guest

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

Mac
Guest

Sorie for that, its very painful indeed

Pwee mwana nyoo
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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.

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

Old Pitala fwee fwee fweeeeee
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Achewa tisonkhe ndalama apa ngakhale kuti khisimisi yatipha kale.

Patrck jumma Brown
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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

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

GRM
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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.

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

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