The Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe has warned members of the public of impending violent storms amidst reports that at least 19 people have since been killed by lightning and hailstorms.
Violent storms which hit several parts of the country last week left a trail of destruction with some infrastructure left in an uninhabitable state.
This was confirmed by the Deputy Director at the Civil Protection Unit (CPU), Sibusisiwe Ndlovu who told the Daily News on Monday that in addition to 19 people killed so far, 41 others had been seriously injured, while at least 543 homesteads had been damaged.
Ndlovu also revealed that six health institutions, 59 schools and four government buildings had been damaged by storms throughout the country.
The Met department expects heavy rain especially in Manicaland, Matabeleland South, Masvingo and the southern parts of the Midlands.
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