Pupils cheat death in wind storm

Pupils cheat death in wind storm
Published: 14 September 2018 (217 Views)
SCORES of pupils cheated death on Wednesday afternoon at Tokwana High School in Plumtree after strong winds blew roofs off two classroom blocks, hurling asbestos shrapnel onto playing grounds during lunch break.

The winds left a trail of destruction running into thousands of dollars.

According to reports from the school, which is run by the Bulilima Rural District Council, the wind destroyed the roofs of a classroom block and a computer laboratory, destroying equipment and learning material.

Pupils playing in the school grounds scurried for cover while dodging flying pieces of asbestos from the buildings.

No casualties were reported. Villagers were also left counting losses as the winds ripped through homesteads.

Bulilima RDC chief executive officer, Mr John Brown Ncube, yesterday confirmed the destruction and said the cost of the damage was still to be ascertained.

"It's true it happened yesterday in the afternoon during lunch time. At the moment we are ascertaining the extent and cost of the damage;" said Mr Ncube.

He appealed to the Government, development partners and well wishers for help to repair the building before the imminent rainy season to avert more damage. Bulilima district is prone to violent winds. Last year during the same period a primary school suffered the same fate. Strong winds also hit Bhagane Business Centre destroying shops.

- chronicle

Tags: Pupils, Wind, storm,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Mangudya walks out of meeting with Mthuli Ncube

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 343 Views

BREAKING: Prof. Calistus Ndlovu declared National Hero

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 February 2019 | 182 Views

Mnangagwa attends Zimbabwe International Research Symposium

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 173 Views

Mines tragedy declared national disaster

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 198 Views

Zimbabwe now facing condom crisis

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 206 Views

Zimbabwe looks to tackle telecom fraud with technology

by Agencies | 15 February 2019 | 116 Views

Joshua Nkomo was a dictator?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 February 2019 | 165 Views

Re-colonising Zimbabwe will not work

by Gift Mashoko | 15 February 2019 | 129 Views

Chamisa saddened by Battlefields mine tragedy

by ZimLive | 15 February 2019 | 132 Views

Tsvangirai was duped by Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 188 Views

2 300 ZUPCO buses offered to Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 February 2019 | 161 Views

Zanu-PF a sanctuary for thieves

by AT Kadada | 15 February 2019 | 143 Views

The Mnangagwa regime

by Louisa Brooke-Holland | 15 February 2019 | 159 Views

Banks plunge into fresh crisis

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 173 Views

Ex-MDC MP faces jail over bank loan

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 136 Views

Human Rights petitions AU over Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 123 Views

'Is Mnangagwa's govt pro-poor or Queen B?'

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 156 Views

Jilted man demands sex or $1 000

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 133 Views

Number plates shortage: Cops harass motorists

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 128 Views

Calls for Zimbabwe to join Rand Monetary Union grow

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 101 Views

Prophet Magaya and wife did not pay tax on mega salaries

by ZimLive | 15 February 2019 | 111 Views

US cannot be our national dialogue referee

by Christine Lethokuhle Mabhena | 15 February 2019 | 205 Views

The EU Parliament resolutions on Zimbabwe read like Chamisa's script

by Brightface Mutema | 15 February 2019 | 216 Views

Botswana NGOs condemns Zim army for killings

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 February 2019 | 112 Views

Government committed to implementing reforms

by Gift Mashoko | 15 February 2019 | 200 Views

ZCLDN holds drug masterplan roundtable

by ZCLDN | 15 February 2019 | 102 Views

PHOTOS: Wicknell Chivayo visits Mtukudzi's grave

by Mandla Ndlovu | 15 February 2019 | 187 Views

Zimbabwe not yet ready for national dialogue

by Terence Simbi | 15 February 2019 | 180 Views

'Investor interest in 2nd Zimbabwe fuel pipeline grows'

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 145 Views

RioZim resumes operations

by Ndou Paul | 15 February 2019 | 144 Views

Fears of imminent maize meal price increases

by GMAZ | 15 February 2019 | 141 Views

Zimbabwe looks to tackle telecom fraud with technology

by Global Voice Group (GVG) | 15 February 2019 | 134 Views

Advocate Jacob Mudenda offside

by Kucaca Phulu | 15 February 2019 | 161 Views

Government silence on battlefields disaster a disgrace

by Jacob Mafume | 15 February 2019 | 119 Views

Haru Mutasa denied UK Visa

by Staff reporter | 15 February 2019 | 145 Views

Chamisa to bring everyone to Harare for a Mother of All Demonstrations

by Staff reportet | 15 February 2019 | 220 Views