Obuasi: 14 residents injured in rainstorm

Source The Ghana Report

Fourteen people, including children, sustained injuries in a storm in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.

According to Frank Darko, an official from the Obuasi National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), some victims were struck by flying objects as they tried to escape the storm.

He said the storm affected 48 buildings including schools.

The affected schools are the Obuasi Senior High Technical School and the AGA Junior High School.

The science laboratory and a classroom block at the technical school were destroyed, while the roof of a classroom block at the AGA JHS was ripped off.

“About 48 houses were affected; some of the affected houses collapsed, whilst the others had their roofing sheets ripped off,” Mr Darko said.

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He continued that the extent of damage caused by the rainstorm was massive, and would require the intervention of the government and other benevolent individuals.

Meanwhile, he added that all the victims were rushed to nearby medical facilities in the town, where they were treated and discharged the same day.

This comes after one person was reported dead as a rainstorm ravaged Yipala, a community in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district of the Savannah Region.

Many houses including the chief’s palace were ripped off and some houses collapsed in the storm on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

The National Disaster Management Organization is yet to ascertain the extent of damage and the number of houses and people affected.

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