Death Toll in Upper East 🌊Floods Reaches 28

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A total of 28 people have so far lost their lives in the torrential rains in the Upper East region.

As of Wednesday morning, the death toll stood at 27, but the Upper East NADMO regional coordinator Jerry Asamani confirmed on 3FM Sunrise morning show on Thursday that one body was later discovered in the Bongo District.

According to Mr Asamani, residents were warned about the impending disaster because of the state of buildings in that part of the country, which are mostly constructed with mud and are over-aged.

The NADMO Coordinator is, therefore, calling for a legal framework which would empower the disaster prevention agency to stop people from building haphazardly.

He later told Onua FM’s Yen Sempa that about 640 residents have been displaced with some putting up in schools, mosque and churches. About the injured, he said, “some were discharged from the hospital for local treatments and we still have 19 in the hospital.”

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