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900 displaced, 2 injured as rainstorm wreck havoc in Yendi

By MyJoyOnline
900 displaced, 2 injured as rainstorm wreck havoc in Yendi
LISTEN MAR 7, 2016

Two children are injured with over 900 residents displaced after torrential rainstorm wreck havoc to residents of Yendi in the Northern Region.

The rainstorm that lasted for about hour is the first for the year.

The rainstorm according to officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) ripped off the roofing and raised to the ground 368 rooms in 91 houses.

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According to Joy News' Hashmin Mohammed, victims of the rainstorm are temporary seeking shelter with family and friends.

Yendi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Issah Zakaria who led a team of NADMO officials to access the extent of damage says he is overwhelmed by the level of the havoc the rainstorm has caused to properties.

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Zakaria is appealing to well-meaning Ghanaians and other NGO's to come to the residents aid.

The MCE was also worried about residents use of sub-standard building materials to construct their houses.

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Story by Ghana | | Abubakar Ibrahim | Email: [email protected]