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28 victims feared dead, many injured, 1,000 houses destroyed as torrential rains hit Ghana

28 victims feared dead, many injured, 1,000 houses destroyed as torrential rains hit Ghana

Residents in the north-eastern part of Ghana are about now reeling from the devastating effect of flooding caused by torrential rains which has thus far claimed the lives of 28 victims and left several others injured.

Reports say over1,000 houses have been destroyed and several people displaced following eight days of torrential rains in the region.

Authorities fear the casualty figures could rise even as the country’s National Disaster Management Organisation has started supplying relief items to the victims.

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“The latest situational report indicates that 28 people have lost their lives in the Upper East region of the republic of Ghana. The rains are still ongoing. We have about 140 people displaced,” the agency’s spokesman George Ayisi said on Thursday.

The displaced people are sheltering in churches and schools.

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