Four persons have been confirmed dead in the North East Region following days of heavy downpour and the subsequent spillage of water from the Bagre dam.
The Regional Director for the National Disaster Management Organisation (NaDMO) who confirmed the development to JoyNews, said 3 persons including a 3-year-old girl drowned in the Bunkprugu and East Mamprusi Districts while another man also drowned at Janga in the West Mamprusi municipality.
According to the Director, residents, farmlands, and infrastructure especially road networks across the region have been badly affected.
Mr John Alhassan Kweku however said, NaDMO has activated its ‘Operation Thunder Bolt’ mission and has since dispatched personnel to the affected areas.
He said although the task force is facing some difficulties in accessing some of the affected communities, efforts were being intensified by his outfit to assess the extent of damage caused by the flood to enable them provide emergency relief items to the victims.
He also called on private groups and individuals to come to the aid of the victims.