Residents of an RDP house at Madabani inspect the damage to their house. The photograph was taken early on Friday morning (6 October).

Hundreds of houses without roofs after storm hits Sinthumule

 

Residents in the Sinthumule area were left stranded without food and shelter after a storm hit the area on Thursday evening.

The storm left at least 200 houses roofless in the area. About 20 houses were severely damaged and left without roofs in Gogobole. According to reports, Muraleni, Madabani, Ravele, Ramahantsha, Gogobole and Tshiozwi villages were the hardest hit. Madabani Primary School and a shop at Madabani were also severely damaged.

When going to press on Friday morning there was no electricity in the area. Two people from Gogobole were injured during the incident and taken for treatment to the Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital.

The spokesperson of the Vhembe Municipality, Mr Matodzi Ralushai told Limpopo Mirror that the situation was very bad. They had already sent members of the disaster management team to access the damage and to assist the affected families.

 

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Date:06 October 2017 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.

Email: kaizerdo@webmail.co.za

 

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