Three Dead Seven Injured after Windstorm & Thunder struck Tempane

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Three confirmed fatalities, nine injuries, and one hundred additional people were left homeless when a windstorm and thunder hit the upper-east region’s Tempane and Garu districts.

The windstorm with accompanying thunder lasted for several hours and seriously damaged property.

Primary schools at Zambala, Yabrago, Akarateshie, Kpalsako, and Basyonde are some of the seriously affected facilities.

Abubakar Sadiq was a resident of the Kpalsoko in the Tempane district lost a 5-year-old child when his entire home collapsed on them.

Seven additional family members also sustained injuries of varying severity.

The family and other affected individuals are currently without a place to live.

The Bugri assembly of god church pastor and his family are rendered homeless as a result of the destruction of the church, the mission house, and hope international school.

Numerous commercial trees as well as a few high-tension electricity poles were uprooted.

Two people are known to have died at Garu as a result of a thunder strike.

A man in his 70s was killed in the first occurrence at Garu Kpalsako when he was struck by thunder while inside his home.

A woman and her three children victims in the second thunder occurrence.

Two of the victims fortunately survived.

In the meantime, the zonal directors of NADMO have been instructed by the two districts’ directors to assess the extent of the damage.

During the 136-kilometer turnaround for this story, the motorbike broke down requiring assistance from the assembly of god church to back on the road.

By Peter Quao Adattor

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