About 233 families have been left destitute after a violent rainstorm destroyed their houses in Phalombe district, police have confirmed.
On Tuesday December 15th, the district experienced a downpour accompanied by strong winds, leaving over one thousand people homeless.
About 12 people including children were injured by the violent rainstorm which affected families from the villages of Likhura, Muraviwa, Wowo, Muruwese, Mavikhuwa, Muhura, Degadega and Nomanda, all under T/A Nkhulambe in the district.
Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, August Nkhwazi told Nyasa Times 12 people were rushed to Nkhulambe Health Centre where they were treated as out patients.
”Among those injured are six children. Most of the victims sustained head injuries as a result of the impact of the falling rooftops and bricks,” explained Nkhwazi.
Meanwhile, the families have sought refuge at Nanyowa Primary School in the same and are in great need of assistance as their houses, household and other property were destroyed by the stormy rains.
In the past two years, heaving flooding and rainstorms have left hundreds of Malawians dead, thousands of acres of crops flattened and millions of Kwachas worth of houses and household property destroyed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :