Nsukwa residents call for dredging of river

The call comes after a severe flooding swamped the area after a 30-minute downpour, destroying properties worth millions.

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The Nsutwa River quickly rose near record flood stage and homes were submerged.

The cause of the flooding is yet to be established but they believe the river is a major factor.

A teacher who spoke to Joy FM said he has lost his documents and electrical appliances after the 30 minutes downpour.

Another resident said he has lived in the area for 40 years and has never experienced such a downpour in his life.

He said houses were damaged and properties destroyed.

“I just saw that the water has reached a level we cannot control again so we started to pick some of our things but it got to a time we lost control. The water has destroyed everything; our laptops, our books, everything,” another victim told Joy FM.

One victim also said people build close to the river, suggesting that could be the cause of the flood. “I think that is the cause of the flooding because the water does not have the free space to flowing that is why the flooding has happened [SIC]."

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