People in Midlands‘ Vungu district which also covers Gweru‘s Woodlands Park were seen yesterday removing property and food from flooded homes as it reportedly rained heavily and damaged roads and flooded homes this past weekend, Newsday reports.
Speaking to the Southern Eye, Vungu Rural District Council ward 16 councillor Parirenyatwa Nyika said:
Some residents actually spent the night standing in their homes as there was water everywhere. Schoolchildren had their books and stationery destroyed by the water, while household property was affected. It is a bad situation
Nyika also called for assistance as he said people are traumatised by the distraction:
The people who were affected right now are distressed and traumatised. We call upon people and organisations with a heart to help us. They can come down here to witness the problem. Some affected families said a stream from Mkoba had burst its banks, directing its waters into their homes during the time it was raining.
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