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(Warning! Graphic photographs) Rainstorm kills woman, 2 grandchildren at Egyam
From: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com l Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/Radio Maxx/Takoradi          Published On: January 23, 2013, 12:40 GMT
 
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A rainstorm that hit parts of the Western Region on Tuesday night killed a Fifty-three year old woman and her two grandchildren at Egyam in the Ahanta West District of the West Region.

The downpour, which lasted for several hours also ripped off the roofs of about 25 houses in the community and caused flooding in some parts of the region, including the capital Sekondi-Takoradi.

The three were killed instantly when parts of their single room built with mud collapsed on them as the rains came with thick storm.

About 25 other houses mostly made of mud in the coastal community, also had their roofs ripped off with one person sustaining injuries.

An eyewitness, Godfred Yankey, who is a unit Committee member, told Maxx News that at about 4:30am on Wednesday, some community members were awoken by shouts which drew their attention to the collapsed mud house.

He said the bodies of the victims were retrieved from the collapsed building by some young men in the community.

(Warning! Graphic photographs) Rainstorm kills woman, 2 grandchildren at Egyam

Authorities of the National Disaster Management Organisation NADMO, and the Ahanta West District Assembly, led by the District Chief Executive Mr. Joseph Dofoyena have visited the community to assess the situation and are promising to provide the victims whose homes were badly affected with relief items.

The Police have been to the scene and have conveyed the bodies to a private morgue in Takoradi.

The Western Regional NADMO Coordinator, Japheth Baidoe who visited the scene described the incident as very pathetic.

He told Maxx News that NADMO together with the Assembly will foot the cost of the burial of the victims.


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