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Roads, bridges and homes destroyed as severe floods hit Ghana’s Upper West Region

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Heavy rains affecting Ghana's Upper West Region on August 13, 2021, caused severe floods in which major roads, bridges, and more than 150 homes were destroyed.

According to National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) the worst-affected are Nadowli-Kaleo District, Jirapa District, and the Lawra municipality.

Bridges were destroyed and several major roads were severely damaged, disrupting transport and isolating communities.

At least 155 homes have been destroyed and more than 700 farms suffered some extent of damage.

Some 1 605 people were directly affected, but many more are suffering as a result of damage to crops and roads.

Images courtesy: Ministry of Roads and Highways Ghana

Reference:

Ghana – Major Roads, Bridges and Over 100 Homes Destroyed in Upper West Region Floods – FloodList

Featured image credit: Ministry of Roads and Highways Ghana

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