The Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda on Tuesday visited families affected by floods which hit Hwange town last week.
Mudenda said the 101 families affected by the floods require urgent assistance. He said:
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The official number that I was given is 101 families that have been affected by the recent flash floods.
As one of the leaders born here in Hwange, I came to find out how victims are coping with the tragedy and also how the corporate world and CPC (District Civil Protection Committee) are responding.
Following the unusual flash floods which hit the drought-prone coal mining district, a total of 35 families were moved from their inundated homes and are currently accommodated at the Hwange Colliery Company guest house.
Heavy rains of up to 139mm hit Hwange town on Saturday in just three hours resulting in flash floods which damaged homes, affected coal mining and paralysed Hwange Power Station.