Heavy Rains Destroys Over 200 Houses In Chipangali

Several people have been left in the cold in Chipangali District after heavy rains, coupled with a storm, blew off roofs of over 260 houses in the area.

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The heavy rains left a trail of destruction in Mugubudu and surrounding areas.The heavy rains which were experienced between 18:00 hours and 19:00 hours on Saturday also blew off a shed belonging to Ministry of Agriculture and over 1000 bags of groundnut seed meant for farmers under the Farmer Input Support Programme have gone to waste.

Mgubudu police post, four churches and several shops have also been blown off.Chipangali Council secretary John Mwanza said experts are already on the ground to assess the extent of the damage.

Chipangali Member of Parliament Vincent Mwale, who is also Infrastructure and Housing Minister who rushed to the area on Sunday, says he has already contacted the Minister in the Office of the Vice President to begin to mobilize response to the disaster.

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