Rainstorms that hit Nkhotakota South East Constituency on Monday night have left four people critically injured and blown off roofs of classroom blocks at seven schools leaving learners without shelter.
About 250 households have been rendered homeless following rainstorms, according to the area’s member of Parliament Everson Makowa Mwale.
Mwansambo Secondary School, Nambale and Mtambwadzi primary schools as well as teachers’ houses at Mpata, Khwaphu, Natiyi, Mtambwadzi and Nambale primary Schools have been affected.
Makowa Mwale said in an interview yesterday that Chambidzi Primary School had no other school block apart from the one whose roof has been blown off.
“The existing one has been damaged beyond repair we are desperately in need of tents that can serve as temporary classrooms,” he said.
Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) acting desk officer at Nkhotakota District Council, Victor Chithabwa, confirmed that there was extensive damage to seven schools in traditional authorities (T/As) Mwansambo and Mwadzama.
He said reports on his desk indicate that four people were critically injured and taken to Thavite Health Centre where they were receiving treatment.
“It is true that schools and houses have been affected. A team is on the way to do an assessment,” he said. n