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Chimwendo Banda visits KK victims, more rains expected along Lakeshore

Local Government Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda today visited communities that have been affected by flash floods in Nkhotakota District.

According to information on Nkhotakota District Council’s Facebook page, the minister took a boat ride in the company of District Commissioner Ben Tonho and other officials to reach some of the camps where the victims are being sheltered.

The worst affected are areas under Traditional Authority Mphonde and Kanyenda, where camps have already been set up.

As of Thursday, there were 7,000 people that had been displaced but as of Saturday, there were indications that the figure might have gone up to 9,000, with a single person confirmed to have died thus far.

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorological Services and Climate Change warns that some parts of the country, especially in the Northern Region and the Lakeshore, will for the month of March continue to receive heavy rains above 200 millimetres.

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