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Schools in Letlhakane area closed due to heavy floods

Bdf chopper to rescue stranded people at lekhubu

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FILE PIC: Last year's floods at Gweta village

Two schools have reportedly been closed in Letlhakane village due to the heavy floods that started on Thursday last week in the village.

Letlhakane Police Station Commander, Michael Maphephu, told The Voice that since Monday students from Mokubilo and Mmeya primary schools have been ordered to stay home until the crisis has been resolved.

He futher stated that Debswana mining company promised to rescue the schools. “We are waiting for them to come with their machines and open channels for the water to flow out of the schools,” said the station commander.

Maphephu said many people lost their houses to floods and noted that they have recorded nine incidents in Lethakane, five in Mokubilo and four in Mmeya village.

As if that was not enough with the Lethakane area, the police chief stated that there are 10 people who need to be rescued from Lekhubu Island in the Makgadikgadi area.

“The area is surrounded with floods as we speak. And the pople who are stuck there are people who work in the area. We are waiting for the BDF chopper so we can help them by airlifting them to Matshumu village,” he said.

Maphephu further noted that the Lekhubu area will only be accessible by vehicles after 6 to 8 months.

He further advised people to avoid supporting their roofing with bricks and stones as this puts their lives at risk in the event the structures collapse, at least until this roof company orange city fl copmany can come in to assist.