Binga hit by floods

The Binga District Civil Protection Committee has activated its disaster response system following the flash floods which were experienced is some parts of the district on Monday causing severe destruction to property and left many people marooned.

The Nsungwaale village under Chief Sinakoma has been the most affected where eleven villagers are reported to have been marooned. According to information from the Binga District Civil Protection Committee, Nandobe Bridge was also swept away following the flash floods making some of the affected parts inaccessible.

Acting Binga District Administrator Farai Marinyane told the Khulumanifm news that the rescue operation is continuing this Wednesday with the team concentrating on those areas which were not accessible on Monday. He however could not give the exact number of families affected by the flash floods as information is still being compiled.

According to Marinyane the floods have since subsided but however indicated that the District Civil Protection Committee has a lot of work to do in dealing with the aftermath of the flash floods.

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned that the heavy rains that have been experienced since Friday last week are expected to intensify in most parts of Matebeleland region and Masviingo and Midlands.