Man died after heavy rains destroyed homes

One person died after a rainstorm destroyed 100 homes in Yepala, a farming community in the Sawla district of Ghana’s Savannah region.

“The deceased believed to be in his 80s, was killed when his house collapsed on him during the storm,” according to reports.

Additionally, several government institutions including schools and clinics in the community were also impacted by the heavy rainstorm.

The chief’s palace was also destroyed in the process.

Officials from the Sawla District National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) have visited the scene to assess the extent of the damage to provide assistance to those affected.

The deceased’s body has been transported to his hometown for burial in accordance with Islamic rites.

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