Malawi – Hundreds Displaced After Floods in Karonga

Malawi News Agency (MANA) reports that 1 person has died and hundreds have been displaced after flooding in Karonga district in the Northern Region of Malawi.

Flooding began on 01 February after heavy rain caused several rivers to break their banks. The victim died after attempting to cross a flooded river on 02 February.

Acting Disaster Officer for Karonga District, Victor Phiri, told MANA that over 450 households in the district have been displaced due to flooding of the North Rukuru river. Four camps that have been set up in the district for those displaced.

Phiri said the most affected villages are Kambitoto, Mwanjera, Mwangolera, Mukupa, Mbwefu, Kafikisira and Katunga. Houses, material possessions and food stores have been damaged or destroyed. Crops and livestock have also suffered.