Put safety first during rainy season dangers

- Marcus Monyakeni,

Most parts of the country are experienci­ng a season of heavy rainfall, which results in an overflow of dams. Recently, the department of water & sanitation released water in some of the dams as part of dam safety measures.

Communitie­s near and around dams as well as in the low-lying areas need to be cautious when dam sluice gates are opened. People are also encouraged to stay away from bridges and areas with a heavy flow of water. Motorists are also advised not to attempt crossing bridges covered with water. Traditiona­l healers and church members going to rivers or streams for spiritual purposes also need to be cautious of safety.

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