Heavy winds displace hundreds in Karonga, ADMARC maize affected

Over 700 families in Karonga the northern part of Malawi are displaced after  affected by the hailstorm which was associated with heavy rainfall last night.

One of the affected houses.-Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

According to the rapid assessment report compiled by the civil protection committee chairperson Evance Simwaka, over five villages in the area of traditional authority Kyungu are the most affected.

He said  the affected villages include Zindi with 328  houses, Katolola with 86, Mwahimba 187, Mwandwanga 13 and Mweneyumba 89 among others.

In his remarks, Rukuru ward councillor Harry Mwanyembe whose area is the most affected appealed to the well wishers to assist the victims with relief items.

“This is the first disaster to happen in my area, as i am talking the affected families have no where to sleep and children failed to go to school,” said Mwanyembe.

Nyasa Times has also confirmed that the roof of Chiwondo ADMARC depot in Karonga central has also worn out affecting the whole of maize.

Apart from that the hailstorm and heavy rainfall has not spared out public structures as some school blocks in both primary and secondary schools has been affected.

The displaced Malawians asked for urgent relief, especially food and shelter.

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