Cyclone Idai update: Chinese govt donates boats

CHIMANIMANI – The Chinese government on Thursday  dispatched two charge boats to join efforts of accessing hard hit areas of Cyclone ldai.

By Thursday afternoon the speed boats were dispatched to overflowing rivers near the Zimbabwe and Mozambican border in search of  survivors and bodies. 

There are reports that hundreds of bodies were swept away into some Mozambican rivers.

By late Thursday afternoon more survivors from Kopa area were being taken to Chipinge District hospital, while those critically injured where referred to Mutare Provincial Hospital where they are receiving treatment.

The injured sustained broken legs, limbs and swollen faces.Though this publication has no official number of  latest  survivors it managed to talk to elderly Evelyn Rwizi  (73) who had been rescued from Kopa.

The woman who was visibly in shock complained of some few  bruises, dizziness and hunger and was under  care at the relief center.

Meanwhile, the ZNA, Chimanimani District Development Fund, Ministry of Roads and the Members of the community have joined forces in clearing roads and constructing temporary roads in efforts of accessing hard hit areas that are currently inaccessible.

By  late Thursday tones and truckloads full of aid continued trickling in with helicopters dropping food, clothes and blankets to inaccessible areas.