Hailstorm has destroyed people’s crops in the area of Traditional Authority Dambe in Mchinji District on Wednesday, December 16 2020.

District Relief and Rehabilitation officer Violet Jimu confirmed that the hailstorm has damaged crops like maize and soya beans.

She said households from Group Village Head Panye, Mtengavumba, Mchilumba,Dambe, Chikoti and Jekemu inTraditional Authority Dambe’s area are the ones that have been affected.

Meanwhile, the district officials await a formal report which will follow after assessment but no injuries have been recorded.

in a related development,  flooding waters have submerged some houses and business structures, effectively displacing hundreds of people who have sought refuge uplands following the heavy rains in Mangochi yesterday.

Meanwhile, District Civil Protection Committee for Mangochi is yet to dispatch a team to assess the situation.



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