Sad! Fire has burnt 23 houses leaving the affected people homeless on August 27, 2017 in Kafukuta Village in the area of Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi Malawi News Hub has learnt.
One of the victims, Leonard Mbewe told the police that on the fateful day, a 7 year young girl was playing a cooking game community known as ‘masanje’ using fire outside her house.
Mbewe stated that the girl left the fire unattended.
Suddenly, wind blew the fire to a nearby video show hall made of wood and grass materials which was burnt to ashes.
It is reported that the fire spread to 23 houses destroying house properties including farm produce all to the tune of K16, 890, 000.
Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Rodrick Maida indicated that no injury to human being was reported.
Police in the district has since warned the general public to always check minors playing around.