A heavy downpour has left over 15 families on Mbabala Island in Chief Mulongwe’s Chiefdom in Chifunabuli district in Luapula Province homeless after their houses were damaged by the storm.

Chifunabuli Member of Parliament, Ponde Mecha who has since visited the Island confirmed the development which he described as a disaster.

The affected families were forced to seek shelter from their neighbours while, family members who were injured in the process were rushed to Samfya District Hospital for treatment.

ZANIS reports that the Chifunabuli MP sympathized with the people especially those that were injured.

Mr. Mecha has since thanked Samfya District Commissioner, Nason Bwalya and Samfya Disaster Management and Mitigation Unity (DMMU) committee for coming to the aid of the affected families by providing them with tents.

He however, said the long term solution to prevent disasters in his constituency is to plant more trees and provide decent housing for the people

Meanwhile, the storm also blow off a roof on a one by three classroom block at Kapoma Primary School in the same area.

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