Regional News Fri, 22 Apr 2016

N/R: Rainstorm displaces 120 people

At least 120 people have been displaced and several properties damaged in a rainstorm that hit the Kusuwgu community in the Central Gonja district of the Northern region, the Zonal NADMO director Abdulai Haruna told StarrNews.

The storm which started Wednesday night ripped off roofs of 18 houses and caused havoc to people's assets.

A victim, Shanunu Shaibu, told Starr News the violent storm sent shivers down the spines of locals.


“It started around 8 to 9pm and it was heavy; it was just lifting the zinc, the children and women were scared and wanted to run out. It lifted the zinc about two times and the third one it ripped it off.

"We are with relatives now. We don't know how to roof the house; only God can help,” he lamented.

The Zonal NADMO director Haruna said the region currently has no relief items and was only appealing to the national office to assist the victims.

Source: Starrfmonline.com