Heavy Downpour, Bagre Dam Spillage Kill Six In North East

Two more people have died in the floods that have been induced by heavy rains and the spillage of the Bagre Dam in the Northern part of the country.

The drowning of Adjei Amanita, 42, a native of Kunkoa, and Akumayini Anaab, 39, of Fumbisi, on Saturday, brings to six, the total number of casualties from the floods.

According to reports, the two farmers drowned while attempting to use a canoe to harvest their crops from their farms along the white Volta, which had submerged in the flood.

Earlier, three persons were said to have drowned in the flood in the Bunkpurugu District and East Mamprusi Municipality after a heavy downpour last week, while another person also drowned in the floodwaters from the spillage of the Bagre Dam in the West Mamprusi Municipal

In addition to the six deaths, about 100 people across the North East region have lost their homes and properties worth thousands of cedis.

Also, many communities, including major roads in whole districts in the region, have been overwhelmed by floodwaters.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) says it has organized some relief items. However, Regional NADMO Director, John Alhassan Kweku, says ongoing heavy downpour has made it impossible to reach people.


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