Rain Storm Rips Off Roof Of Schools and Homes in Tumu Tuesday Night

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RADFORD TUMU

Tumu College of Education Demonstration School is currently having lessons under tree as a result of rain storm last night that ripped off roofs of the school building.

Teaching and learning materials were soaked in water and the few learning materials retrieved have been dried under the sun. Larger portion of a three-unit classroom block is affected and has forced authorities of the school to merge some Pupils in one classroom whilst others takes lessons under trees.

Mr. Kasim File the Assistant headmaster of the school told Radford News they need an urgent intervention before the weekends or else classroom activities would be distracted by subsequent rains.

Tumu Senior High Technical School dining hall and girls’ dormitory and homes in Tumu town were affected too displacing some residents.

A seamstress at Takurobelle a suburb of Tumu who didn’t want to speak to Radford News was worried her six sewing-machines and cloths belonging to her clients submerged in water as her shop got ripped off too.

RadfordFM further reveals in the course of the rains last night, a welding shop belonging to one Ayuba caught fire but residents and the National Fire Service intervened to avoid disaster from spreading to other residents. His fridge got burned, however the cause of the fire is not known until investigation are completed by the Fire Service.

Sakai and other communities along the Welembelle route will not be able to get enough water supply as light poles were also pushed down by the storms.

The VRA estimates several pylons and wires have been brought down or broken and needs to be fixed before lights can be put back as workers of the authority were seen patrolling in the municipality Wednesday morning after the rains However, the number of affected persons are yet to be ascertained as NADMO officials are still putting their records together meanwhile the MCE Hon. Karim Nanyua and officials of the Assembly including NADMO visited the disaster scenes in the morning.

The MCE assured that an immediate step shall be taken to roof the affected school buildings to keep teaching and learning on going whilst NADMO assesses the remaining affected areas. The team also visited the Part of Diglafuro main road connecting Pulima that has been cut off by floods waters to assess it and to find interim solution.

RADFORDFMTUMU/27/6/18

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