Heavy storm has damaged 74 houses and a school block, with at least five people sustaining minor injuries in Makanjira, Mangochi, Police have confirmed.
The Storm occurred Sunday afternoon at Makanula Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Makanjira.
Deputy Public Relations Officer (DPRO) for Mangochi Police, Sergeant Amina Daudi, the storm damaged a two-classroom school block and the head teacher’s office for Namikuta Primary Sschool in Makanjira, Mangochi.
She identified the injured as Rasile Nkali, 60, Hawa Bonomali, 22, Ulaya Jawadu, 22, and two nine year-old children.
“The five were rushed to Makanjira Health Centre where they were treated as out patients,” she explained.
A preliminary result on the extent of damage is yet to be produced by the District Council.