20 People ⚰Confirmed Dead in Upper East After Torrential ⛈Rains

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Twenty people have been confirmed dead, while 19 others sustained various degrees of injuries after almost two weeks of torrential rains in the Upper East Region.

In addition, a total of 1,225 houses have collapsed, with 1,664 others partially destroyed as a result of the heavy rains.

Speaking in an interview with Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, in Bolgatanga, Mr David Mbah, the Regional Director of Operations at the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), explained that the above figures were reports from the various Municipal and District Directors in the affected areas.

Breaking the figures, Mr Mbah said the Kassena-Nankana Municipal was the most affected with three deaths, two injuries, 962 collapsed houses and 985 partially damaged houses.

In Bolgatanga Municipal, three people died and 105 houses collapsed, while in the Kassena-Nankana West District, four people lost their lives, five sustained injuries, 25 houses collapsed and 230 houses partially destroyed.

In the Talensi District, four persons died, one person sustained injuries and 25 houses collapsed, while 151 others were partially destroyed.

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