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Regional News Sun, 20 Mar 2016

Heavy rainstorm hits Dormaa-Ahenkro

Severe rainstorm on Friday evening hit some parts of Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region damaging several properties.

Nkyenkyenkye, a suburb of the town, was the area particularly affected because most residents were displaced and had their properties destroyed.

The barely an hour heavy downpour ripped-off roofs of several houses, uprooted mahogany trees along the stadium junction road, destroyed lotto kiosks, blew wooden structures sited along the road side off their locations, disconnected household wiring systems and cut off telephones lines and electricity supply to a number of households.

Few causalities were, however, recorded.

Mr Gyamfi, a resident of the community, who had the roof of his five bed-room house ripped-off, said his daughter’s right hand was fractured while the value of his items destroyed was about GH¢ 50,000.00.

The smallest right finger of one Brobbey Marfo, 22, was cut off by an object carried by the strong winds.

Marfo, a salesman at Yebcons Chemical Store in the area, said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency that he had the cut when he attempted to shut the store’s gate to prevent the winds from entering the place.

He said the strong winds pulled down drugs and medicines from wooden shelves and broke them instantly.

When the GNA visited affected areas some of the victims were busily loading their personal belongings and household items like fridges, cooking utensils, clothes, sets of furniture, mattresses, television sets and laptop computers into trucks to be taken to the homes of their relatives and friends nearby for safe keeping.

A portion of the roof of the Very Important Person (VIP) stand and the Press Box of the Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu I Sports Stadium was also blown away by the rainstorm.

Source: GNA