A family of six have sustained various degrees of injuries after their home collapsed on them during heavy rainfall at a community in the East Mamprusi Municipality of the North East region.
The building, according to residents, is just one of the 50 homes which have buckled due to the prolonged heavy rains in the town.
They said although the rains has destroyed many personal properties, the community school and hospital have not been affected.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Midday Friday, the North East Correspondent, Eliasu Tanko said some of the victims are currently at Baptist Methodist Church, whereas, one who had his arm broken is receiving traditional treatment.
“NADMO [National Disaster Management Organization] has visited the community and they have taken assessment of the situation. They are also making arrangement to send some relief items to the people,” he said.
Meanwhile, spillage of the Bagre Dam which has already caused floods in the North East and Upper East regions, killing 10 persons so far.
The situation has, therefore, forced the National Disaster Management Organisation to shut a major bridge linking Ghana and Burkina Faso.
Commenting on this, Mr Tanko said, NADMO officials under strict supervision have reopened the bridge for vehicular movement.
He, however, added that the bridged will be closed again tonight since the