At least some four communities are submerged with some residents trapped in their homes as flood waters continue to wreak havoc in parts of the West Mamprusi municipality of the Northeast region.
Two local dams namely; Diani and Guabullga at about 5am Thursday October 1, simultaneously gave in overtaking the communities. Namiyala, Gbani, Banawa, and Gaagbini communities have been submerged. According to eyewitness, the Gaagbini community was the first to submerge.
“The entire community of Gaagbini has fallen and about 1,000 residents being evacuated currently”, the Municipal Chief Executive of West Mamprusi Mr Ameyaw Somo Lucky told ZAMI Reports.
This follows torrential rains in the region coupled with the opening of the Bagre dam causing local community based dams overflowing their boundaries.
Rescue mission led by the Northeast Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organization is currently underway.
“We are trying to prevent from salvaging their property and it is becoming impossible to do”, he added.
Some rescued victims have been moved to the office of the municipal assembly while others continue to lag around the streets helplessly.
Travelers from Gambaga, Langbinsi ,Nalerigu, Sakogu, Nakpanduri, Bunkpurugu cannot access Walewale as the bridge that links Dimia and Tinkaya communities is submerged causing heavy vehicular traffic.
Residents are using local equipment like axes to cut a road through the municipal capital Walewale to give way for the water before it overtakes the entire municipality.
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