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27 February 2017

Brong Ahafo Region: Strong winds wreak havoc in Amangoase

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Hundreds of residents of Amangoase, a community under the Techiman municipal assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region have been displaced following strong winds.

The winds that preceded a heavy downpour have wreaked havoc to properties as the roofs of scores of houses are ripped off.

Over 50 households were affected in the incident that hit Sunday afternoon.

Many of the displaced persons are still struggling to seek temporary accommodation and are asking for aid from the government.

Properties such as clothing, mattresses, foodstuffs, electrical appliances like fridges, television sets among others, worth hundreds of cedis, were also destroyed.

The downpour that followed also caused damage as over 20 electric power poles were knocked down – causing the entire community to live without electricity.

According to residents, the situation is affecting everything they do as the main source of water in the community needs power to work.

One of the residents affected by the incident, Barkisu, a widow and a mother of six foresees difficult times ahead.

She says the rain has destroyed everything she owns including her children’s school uniforms and books.

Her greatest wish, she tells Joy News, is to get assistance to put up a proper roof at least.

 

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