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Tarime DC consoles floods victims

At the same time, Mr Goroi has been leading a team of officials who are members of the District Disaster Committee to make evaluation of the destruction caused by rains in various parts of the district bordering Lake Victoria.

“We thank God that there are no deaths and we are now making evaluation to establish the number of houses which have been damaged,” the DC told reporters yesterday morning.

The heavy downpour was accompanied with strong winds which damaged several houses in various parts of the district.

The destruction did no spare a ward at Utegi dispensary and a dormitory at Nyanduga Secondary School.

The DC visited the dispensary and the school to assess the destruction. An evaluation report will immediately be compiled and forwarded to higher authorities for further action, according to the DC.

He said there were conflicting reports on the number of houses that had been damaged in the district, adding that government officials at the divisional level had been directed to make the verification immediately.

“Evaluation is underway and we are visiting almost the entire district to get the right figure”, the district chief said.

He urged the public to ignore figures and details being circulated, describing them as incorrect and sheer rumours.

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Author: MUGINI JACOB in Rorya

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