Warning issued as eight drown trying to cross flooded rivers in Chiredzi

A warning has been issued in Chiredzi for people not to cross flooded rivers as drowning incidents continue to rise.

The Chiredzi District Development Coordinator, who is also chairperson of the District’s Civil Protection Department, Mr Lovemore Chisema said a number of rivers in the area are flooded and so far, eight people have lost their lives, while more than 20 houses have been destroyed due to floods.

“We are imploring citizens to be cautions and exercise patience by avoiding crossing flooded rivers.

“Many of our rivers are currently flooded and the most affected area is Chiredzi South where all economic activities have been cut down as the cannot cross Runde River to access Chiredzi town.

“At the same time, here we are having challenges to ensure service delivery because the area is not accessible,” said Mr Chisema.