Natural disasters kill 23


By Lisa Kadango:

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) has said 23 people have, so far, died due to natural disasters.

Dodma Chief Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Fyaupe Mwafongo said this Sunday, when he donated food items and kitchen utensil to affected people in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mponda, Mangochi District.


The official cited Lilongwe, Karonga and Mangochi as some of the district councils affected by lightning, stormy rains, strong winds, heavy rains, floods and hailstorms.

“I can confirm that reports show that, so far, the country has recorded a total of 12,031 houses affected,” Mwafongo said.

Mwafongo further indicated that the country had registered 23 deaths, out of which 20 people died after lightning struck them.


He added that the department had recorded 166 injuries.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Tony Tiger from Tela Village, T/A Mponda, said floods destroyed houses and crops, leaving them helpless.

Dodma has been providing relief materials to survivors of natural disasters in the country. — Mana

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