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Over 1,000 people affected by rainstorm disaster at Asuom


About 1,913 people in Akyem Asuom in the Kwaebibibrim Municipal assembly of the Eastern Region have been affected by a rainstorm disaster that hit the area over the weekend.
Roughly 206 properties including houses, schools, churches and small businesses were either ripped off or collapsed during the rainstorm.
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250 out of the 1,913 affected persons have been living in safe havens until Tuesday morning whiles several others are perching with relatives with others sleeping on corridors.
2 persons reported collapsed and 23 others sustained injuries during the rainstorm that lasted for about 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon.
The victims were treated and discharged at the Asuom clinic.
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Eastern Regional Director of National Disaster Management Organization, Kwame Appiah Kodua, has however directed the Kwaebibirim Municipal Assembly to commission an audit into all the structures in the area to ascertain the building integrity and make recommendations for those that need to be demolished.
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Municipal Chief Executive of the Kwaebibirim municipality, Seth Antwi Boasiako described the situation as a national disaster and called for central government assistant.
He says the Assembly doesn’t have the financial muscle to solve the situation.

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