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Continuous torrential rains coupled with the spillage of Bagre Dam, has led to the displacement of hundreds of people in some parts of the Northern Region.

Several houses and communities in many districts are totally submerged by the floods.

Some of the victims in an interview with the Ghanaian Times yesterday complained of the loss of their properties.

Mr Abu Mahama at Kpasenkpe in the West Mamprusi municipality told the Ghanaian Times that almost half of the houses in the community had been inundated with water which compelled the residents to flee for other communities.

He indicated that many of the victims did not carry their personal belongings for fear of being carried away by flood water.

“Master, life first before anything, so we were all trying to escape, nobody was talking about property,” Mahama lamented.

Another victim, Adam Inusah, indicated that many farm lands in the community were flooded.

He revealed that some of the farmers tried so hard to harvest their farm products but were not successful as the farms were flooded

Information reaching the Ghanaian Times from Kukpaligu in the Zabzugu district revealed that several communities were totally cut off from the rest of the district.

Mr Issifu Issah, in a telephone interview said that a woman who was being transported to Zabzugu hospital, died on the way as the only bridge linking the community to the hospital, got flooded.

He added that many houses in some communities in the area were collapsing daily resulting in injuries of occupants.

Mr Issah lamented that many of the residents now had sleepless nights as they fear being trapped by collapsed houses.

The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed, is leading officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to affected communities to see the level of devastation in order to offer appropriate response.

The affected districts included West Mamprusi, Yagba/Kubori, Savelugu Municipality, Zabzugu and Gushegu districts.

source: ghanaiantimes.com.gh