Kavalamanja village in Luangwa has been cut off from the rest of the district after heavy rains washed away a bridge at Kalulu stream along the only road that connects the village up to Amoro area.
A check by Acting Luangwa District Commissioner Ngoni Moyo and Council Chairman, Austin Bota this morning revealed that the bridge at Kalulu stream along the Kavalamanja road has been washed away by heavy rains.
This has made it impossible for vehicles to cross to the other side of the river.
The heavy rains, which poured in the district last night, also damaged some portion of the Kavalamanja road making it difficult for vehicles to pass through.
Mr. Moyo and Mr. Bota expressed worry at the washing away of the bridge on the Kalulu stream as this was the only route that connects Kavalamanja village to the rest of the district.
The two district leaders said it will now be difficult to provide the disconnected area with medical and education materials and to transport patients from Kavalamanja clinic to the hospital at the Boma and Katondwe mission hospital.
Mr. Moyo has since appealed to the local authority to quickly intervene as his office was waiting for the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit ((DMMU) to address the problem.
Other areas that have been cut off following the heavy rains are Chilombwe primary school, the newly opened health post in Chilombwe and residents of Amoro village where some portions of the road that leads to these areas are flooded.
Villagers, teachers and the health personnel are now forced to use boats to cross the crocodile infested Zambezi river to travel to the Boma to seek other services which are not found in their areas.