Time & location
Level of gravity (max of H or M - 6 levels) : 2
State/Province (see map): Southern Region
Precise location : District of Mangoch
Number of dead : 0
Number of missing : 0
Number of injured : 1
Number of evacuees : 0
Hundreds of families have been rendered homeless in Traditional Authority Mponda in Malawi's lake shore district of Mangochi following a severe eight-hour heavy downpour. The heavy rains, which have caused havoc in five villages, have also left one person, a girl student, injured. Heavy rains on Tuesday night that lasted for several hours and roofs of over 200 houses have been blown off. Among the damaged properties include an administration and library blocks of Mpondasi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) and houses belonging to TA Mponda and ruling Peoples Party (PP) Provincial Chairman.
The student was injured by a brick which fell on her as she tried to flee "but the injury is not that serious." Reports reaching Nyasa Times also indicate that hundreds of Malawians in the area of TA Mavwere in Mchinji district have been down and out after another severe thunderstorm hit the area.
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