Survivors of Cyclone Idai in Ngangu, Chimanimani are now being guided by stench to recover the bodies of their relatives that are buried under debris.
According to Newsday, the body of a young boy was retrieved from the debris of a house washed away by floods at Ngangu township’s new stands after those involved in rescue and recovery operations were guided by the stench.
The young boy’s body, however, could not be identified by the residents and it was later retrieved by soldiers in volved in the rescue operation.
A villager in Chimanimani identified as Tatenda Zhambe said:
We are now being guided by the stench to recover our relatives. There are a lot of people buried under these huge rocks and mud.
We call on the government to bring sniffer dogs as quickly as possible. I lost two sisters and we don’t know where they are.
Meanwhile, reports indicate that South Africa has sent sniffer dogs to be deployed in the affected areas to help in the recovery of bodies.