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About 100 houses in Western Region submerged under water

One of the affected houses

Sun, 3 Nov 2019 Source: abcnewsgh.com

An overflow of the Ankobra River in the Western Region has flooded some towns in the Regions, submerging about 100 houses in affected areas, ABC News can report.

Some of the towns along the catchments of the River, including Himan and Ankobra in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality have been flooded with several properties worth thousands of Cedis destroyed.

The towns, according to reports, were hit by the flood Friday, compelling the affected families to seek refuge in some classrooms and churches within the communities.

In an interview with ModernGhana, the Assembly Member for Human Electoral Area, Badu Samora, said the Municipal Assembly does not have the capacity to provide the needed assistance to the victims, hence their call for support.

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Prestea Huni- Valley Municipality has, however, advised families against sleeping in their affected houses.

The Organisation has entreated the victims to move to a higher ground or seek shelter with relatives who reside in distant locations to avert danger.

The Ankobra river takes its source from the hills north of Basin Dare (near Bibiani) and flows for about 260 km mostly due south before it enters the Gulf of Guinea at Asanta a few kilometers west of Axim.

Source: abcnewsgh.com

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