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Rainstorm Kills One, Renders Others Homeless at Communities in Krachi West

By: Benjamin Owusu | Voltaonlinegh |

A heavy downpour that hit Wurotor and Twereso communities in the Krachi West District of the Oti Region has left one person dead and rendered many homeless.

A 2-year-old boy was confirmed dead after a collapsed wall fell on him while sleeping with the mother and two elder brothers at Wurotor, a fishing community.

Speaking in an interview, father of the victim, Tetteh Odue disclosed that the rains which started about 11pm on Thursday with heavy storm, pulled down his four-bedroom house and killed his two-year old son while two others sustained injuries and were sent to the hospital for treatment.

Mother of the deceased, Mabel Noah narrated that she was sleeping when her husband called her to get up from the bed and upon waking up, the wall fell on her three children and killed the youngest leaving the others with injuries.

She therefore called on government and other philanthropists to come to their aid.

At Twereso, several houses, including a six-unit classroom block awaiting commissioning was not spared by the ravaging storm.

Head teacher of Twereso D/A Basic School, Bernard Karikari appealed to the District Chief Executive and Member of Parliament for the area, and other stakeholders to as a matter of urgency, come to the aid of the school which at the moment has no classrooms and place of study even as the form 3 pupils were keenly preparing for their final examination, Basic Education Certificate Examination.

Some of the victims of Thursday night’s downpour wailed saying, the disaster had worsened their current economic predicament while others said they lost virtually all their belongings to the disaster, thus, called on government and individuals to come to their aid.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com

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