Storm rips off Asankragwa SHS roofing, five kids hospitalised

Thu, 2 Apr 2020 Source: 3 News

The roof of the Wassa Amenfi West Municipal Education Office and the Asankragwa Senior High School have been ripped off by a rainstorm that hit the municipality Wednesday afternoon.

The rainstorm, which started at 12 noon and lasted for close to three hours, also rendered more than 100 people homeless.

Properties running into several thousands of cedis for residents of Patakro, Woman No Good, Odumasi, Breman, Asuoshiam and Amoaku were heavily affected.

The roof of the new school building for the Patakro and the Woman No Good communities were ripped off.

Trees that were knocked off when the storm hit have fallen on some high-tension cables supplying power to large portions of the municipality thereby affecting power supply.

Five children who were injured at Amoaku are receiving treatment at the Samatex Hospital.

“This morning when I went around with the MCE, we visited a 7-year-old resident of Kwabin at the Asankragwa St. Thomas Catholic Hospital who was affected when the storm hit. A falling wooden bar caught him in the leg. Doctors told us he will need operation as his leg has broken,” Samuel Kakyire Obuobi of Ahobrasi FM in Asankragwa told 3news.com.

Municipal Chief Executive George Agyiri and the Municipal NADMO Director, John Osway, have since been touring the municipality to assess the level of destruction and also commiserate with the victims.

Some of the affected have been relocated to one of the schools in the municipality while the assembly works to provide them with relief items.

Source: 3 News

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