A preliminary report from Mangochi District Council indicates that strong winds which blew over Maliwata Village in T/A Bwananyambi on Wednesday, 10th November, 2021 have damaged 43 houses.
The report further indicates that the winds, which blew at around 6 PM, left five people injured.
“The injured were rushed to Mbalama Health Centre, where three were treated as outpatients while one was referred to Mangochi District Hospital.
“There are also reports that strong winds have damaged a guardian shelter at Malombe Health Centre in T/A Chowe,” reads part of the report.
In a related development, strong winds have damaged 18 households in T/A Ganya, Ntcheu District while in Mulanje District, winds have damaged school structures and property in T/A Nkanda. A preliminary report from Mulanje District Council points that Dzenje Primary School has been heavily affected.
Meanwhile, the Department of Disaster Management Affairs is making arrangements to provide relief assistance to the affected people.
Pictures show the damage at Dzenje Primary School in Mulanje. Photo Credit: Mulanje District Council.