Heavy rains coupled with strong winds have destroyed over 46 houses rendering a population of 157 people destitute in Neno district.

Neno District Council Disaster Desk Officer, Alick Milanzi said the  rains which started on Wednesday up to Thursday morning destroyed over 46 houses rendering a population of 157 people homeless.

“We visited the area on Thursday to assess the situation and we found out that buildings, road network and tress are the most affected,” said Milanzi.

Milanzi said, the affected households were asked to find temporary shelters while waiting for DoDMA to come to their rescue.

Urgent assistance being needed according to Milanzi are 276 bags of maize, 50kg each, 25 bottles of cooking oil, 30 roles of plastic sheets and on sanitation, as toilets have fallen down, water guard plastic sheets and 138 mosquito nets are required.

Some of the property destroyed in the disaster include school blocks, Partners in Health warehouse, Covid19 isolation centre, electricity poles, road network, toilets, personal houses, maize bags and leaners text books.

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