At a time the country is still recovering from the floods disaster, heavy rains accompanied by windstorm have destroyed property in Nkhotakota, rendering some people homeless.
On Tuesday night, many buildings, including schools and churches, had their roofs blown off during the rainstorm.
In an interview, Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) Nkhotakota district desk officer George Zibophe said they have dispatched teams on the ground to assess the damage.
“We have received reports from around the Boma where roofs of three blocks at Linga Community Day Secondary School [CDSS] and houses were blown off,” he said.
During a visit to the affected areas, crops were seen destroyed while some trees fell on power lines, leaving some parts of the district without electricity from the national grid.
Apart from the buildings, some roads were damaged and at risk of becoming inaccessible if the rains persist.
Narrating her ordeal, one of the residents, Agnes Kwilimbe, said the storm destroyed her house leaving her homeless.
Meanwhile, Linga CDSS is temporarily closed and officials said they have reported the matter to the Central East Education Division.
A Form Four student, Asante Juma, was concerned that the situation could affect their examinations and appealed to government to renovate the infrastructure with urgency. na