Two persons have been confirmed dead after buildings they were in collapsed on them during a rainstorm at Sirigu in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East region on Tuesday.

Several buildings have either collapsed or have their roofs ripped off during the rainstorm. At least two persons have been confirmed dead with many others injured.

Storm at Sirigu

Assemblyman for the area, Moses Akankeele confirmed to Joy News that one of the deceased is a five-year-old girl. The other victim, a security guard, was killed while asleep on duty. He was supposed to be providing security for a school building at the time of the incidence. 

Mr Akankeele who has toured some of the affected communities with officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) said he is unable to confirm when relief items would arrive for the victims.

Storm at Sirigu

“We are still going around the communities to assess the level of damage,” Akankeele said.