188 households in Sub Traditional Authority Kachenga in Balaka have been displaced by hailstorm.

Balaka district council has established that four villages were affected and houses damaged

According to a report released by the council the affected households have sought refuge in nearby houses

Mary Makhiringa the council’s public relations officer urges well wishers and non governmental organisations to assist the victims

“We did an assessment with committees after the hailstorm hit the area of Sub TA Kachenga Saturday night,” said Makhiringa