Rains cause havoc in Malawi: Roofs blown off, vehicles damaged

Heavy rains accompanied by high speed wind have blown off house roofs in Blantyre and damaged some vehicles as the onset of first rains start on sad note.

Limbe  is flooded
Limbe is flooded
Falling trees damage minibus
Falling trees damage minibus
Cars stuck in  flooding water
Cars stuck in flooding water

The most affected areas are Limbe where a falling tree damaged two vehicles and blew of some roof in Bangwe where a Catholic Church building had its roof blown off along with a dozen houses and Makhetha where a public health centre had its roof blown off as well.

Hospital workers promptly secured all medicine and have since been kept at the referral hospital, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Limbe police spokesman Pedzisai Zembeneko said there were no casualties and the cost of damage is being worked out as some shops were flooded with rain water.

There are also reports of similar damages due to heavy rains in Mitundu, Lilongwe.

In Mzimba, over 500 people from chiefs Mpherembe, Maulao and Mtwaro are homeless followiing heavy rains in the areas.

Unicef has warned of heavy rains and flooding and drought in some parts of Africa including Malawi.-Additional reporting by Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times

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bamusi
bamusi
5 years ago

Asking for assistance? Shamel!!!

KARU UNITED
KARU UNITED
5 years ago

Mr Mkawihe, the place in Mzimba is spelt Mabulabo. Let’s not chewalise everything.

ganganinga duwe
5 years ago

God have mercy on our beloved country

LOZI
LOZI
5 years ago

good vegetative cover is the solution as it reduces runoff.

Mwiza
Mwiza
5 years ago

Structural damage to the buildings is difficult to prevent.However, flooding in an area such as Blantyre is avoidable through construction or opening of drains. Having floods in Blantyre is a sign of ineffective city management. We seem to be contented with the status quo in Malawi and only get awakened when disaster strikes!

Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac Arrest
5 years ago

The Government said its ready for El Niño , bring it on.

Tony boy
5 years ago

End of the wolrd……..

ndatopa
ndatopa
5 years ago

Lord have mercy on Malawi Forgive us. Mvula ibwere koma ikhale yabata isawononge Miyo yathu, Zisakasa zathu komanso Mbeu Zisawonongeke. forgive forgive our Nation. men

Prince Edward rsa
Prince Edward rsa
5 years ago

Kunonso ku rsa yabwera dzulo koma ndiyowononga ndithu.

Nasan
5 years ago

Chimenechi ndichiyambi chazopya zowawa masiku osiliza yasala stete Hous kusasuka

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