In pictures: Rains of terror cause havoc in Lilongwe, Prisoners injured

Rains accompanied by strong winds on Thursday, caused havoc in the capital Lilongwe where it blew off roofs of different companies in the area.

Heavy rain causes havoc in the capital city Lilongwe

Heavy rain causes havoc in the capital city Lilongwe

Maula Prison smashed by heavy rains

One of the injured inmates being taken to hospital

Heavy rain causes havoc in the capital city Lilongwe

Cars smashed by falling trees

Tree falls on a car

Heavy rain causes havoc in the capital city Lilongwe

Heavy rain causes havoc in the capital city Lilongwe

Photos and amateur videos showed streets were submerged, building  roofs destroyed after the heavy rains .

The  meteorological department says rains will continue in various parts of  the capital.

A visit to Area 4 by Nyasa Times reporter found some blocked roads by big trunk of a trees for example the road near the Shoprite which is just adjacent to the National Bank of Malawi Old Town Branch was half way closed leaving motorists stranded.

The visit also found that the falling trees and blown off iron sheets have cut off some electricity lines leaving the area in power blackouts.

The rains affected business in the area with  trees also falling on vehicles.

It is not known whether the rains are here or they are just known as Chizimalupsa.

Some reports also indicate that Maula Prison has also been heavily affected leaving four prisoners injured.

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Ubulutu ku Zanyengo
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You have wrong people at Met. You are now feeling the pinch of nepotism.

No timely weather storm warnings! That’s criminal negligence.

Dziko Lathu
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Did Malawi met office issue a weather forecast warning on this meteorological phenomenon, or did it just catch everyone by surprise?

pathfinder
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Koma ndiye DPP ikukuboolani panyero panu posasetapo eti? Chiri chonse, koma bvuto ndi DPP, mukhaula mudakali nayobe mpakampaka. Munali ndi mwayi wonse oyichotsa m’paka kalekale nthawi yomwe mayi otembeleredwa uja anali president koma ayi ndithu chifukwa cha umbuli wanu inabweleranso. Ndi umbuli omweo mukungoona ngati bvuto lina lirilonse koma ndi DPP ndi peter.

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
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Countrymen, The best way to deal with this problem in Lilongwe and many areas in the country is replenishing forests that we have carelessly cut in the past two decades in the name of “freedom” – otherwise we will perish soon or later with natural disasters. I still remember that Lilongwe had huge forests in Kanengo, Chinsapo/Likuni, Area 4 going towards Area 15/32.14, State House, Area 49, Area 36/Mwenyekondo areas. Rivers too were covered by forests. But, may be the biggest mistake is to destroy Dzalanyama Forest and other strategic forests covering water bodies in Lilongwe districts. Yes, it will… Read more »
Kaka
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Kwadzadza alomwe ku Lilongwe atithera mitengo abwelere kwawo

Chilungamo Chimawawa
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koma! ma blood suckers aja pano atsanduka Tsunami. Mu ulamuliro wa DPP tiona zinthu ndithu. zoopsa zedi!!!!!

Makolija
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Zonsezi ndi chifukwa cha ulamuliro wa nzeru zakuya wa professor Nthalika

memory
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hurricane Lilongwe

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