A heavy storm yesterday killed a 13-year-old girl and injured three others in Malemia Village in Nkhotakota.
The district’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) acting desk officer Victor Chithabwa said the deceased, Zione Kaole, and others met their fate when the house they were in collapsed.
He said as of Monday, 100 households in the affected areas were rendered homeless.
“The number of affected households is expected to rise because some houses are still collapsing from the impact. A team is on the ground assessing the immediate needs and to compile a detailed report,” said Chithabwa.
According to Chithabwa, two of the injured have been treated as outpatients while the third is under observation at Nkhotakota District Hospital.
So far, Malemia, Tandwe, Sani and Mpamantha villages in Senior Chief Malengachanzi and Sub-Traditional Authority Kalimanjira have been affected by the storm. n