Lightning kills chief, 72 houses collapse in Karonga as earthquake hits

The Group Village Headman Mulyawana of Karonga district the northern part of Malawi has died following the heavy rainfall which was accompanied by lightning and hailstorm destroying over 72 houses and leaving four people injured on New Year’s Eve.

Displaced in Karonga

Displaced in Karonga

The development comes after a spate of earthquakes hit parts of Chitipa and Karonga on Wednesday around 10pm, sending tremors all the way to Mzuzu.

Karonga district commissioner Rosemary Moyo confirmed the development, saying the hailstorm hit people of Village Headman Kauteka and Kasangamala killing.

Moyo said lightning struck on Group Village Headman Mulyawana of Traditional Authority Wasambo.

“Tame night over 72 households of VH Kauteka and Kasangamala have been left homeless as the hailstorm hit their area injuring four people who are now admitted at Fuliwa hospital in Chilumba,” Moyo said.

The DC called it the “worst disaster “since the onset of rain season.

District Metrological officer Victor Phiri said four people have died in the district due to lightening.

Karonga district is one of the disaster prone districts in Malawi where different kind of disaster occurs such as floods earthquake and dry spell.



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Pray to God so that disasters must not ocur, you can see that every year is happening , yes gorverment can donate and N.G.Os but for how long ? Realy come back to God, leave idoh worship and stay away from unknown gods. He is merciful God, nothing is imposible to Him. Let the healing hand of Lord Jesus touch all victims in this accident, and comfort those they have loosed guardians in Jesus name Amen.


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the Northern speech

Rest in peace

May his soul rest in peace.


Mwakasungula anabweretsa chake chindindindi. Trapence Gift chakenso chindindindi ndichimenechi. Paja mukuti muzikwatana amuna okhaokha kukayako. Sory and RIP chief Muryawana (okudyawana?)

zakakaliya mulopwiya

Be serious. Anzanu akulira and you play jokes.


If you live in a earthquake area built earthquake resistant houses as the Japanese do. Seriously earthquake have struck theses areas all the time.

Banda Mzika ya Malawi

RIP. But I wishGift Trapence of Cedep BAD LUCK. May he kick the bucket for the sake of our nation.

Imraan Sadick

Too bad

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