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11 injured by rainstorm, others displaced in Dormaa Ahenkro

Eleven people sustained several injuries while many others were displaced as rainstorm swept through Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region last Friday.

Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation for Dormaa Central, Ebenezer Yeboah, who confirmed the incident told 3FM “So many houses have been ripped off. I have counted 92 buildings, for now, with four collapsed.

“Those buildings with half sheet ripped off are not among this figure. We are still recording data on the situation,” he added.

Mr. Yeboah said  those injured in the incident included eight adults and three children,  some who were discharged from hospital where they received medical attention.

“The level of injuries are serious. They are, however, okay. Some have been discharged already, on Saturday,” he said.

Some residents of Dormaa Ahenkro who spoke to 3FM said the situation is having a toll on the livelihood of thosed displaced.

“Those displaced by the rains are now either living with their friends or family as they have not yet been able to roof their buildings,” said Enoch Kyeremeh.

Assistant Headmaster of the Dormaa Ahenkro Seventh-Day Adventist School, Prince Tano said his pupils had to stay outside of their classrooms today Monday as the school was completely ripped off. “The children are outside playing because our school block was also affected by the rainstorm. Text books, chalks, registers and other teaching materials have all been soaked in the rains,” he said.

The newly sworn in Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, on Monday paid a courtesy call on the affected residents assuring them of his support to bring back life to normalcy.

By Solomon Mensah|3FM|3news.com|Ghana

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