According to a Graphic Online report, four people have died in the Upper Region following a heavy downpour. The online portal of Daily Graphic adds that three of the deceased were asleep in their rooms when the buildings collapsed on them, resulting in their instant deaths. The fourth person got drowned in rushing floodwaters at Siniesi in the Builsa North district.
The deceased, all males, included two children aged 8 and 12.
The torrential rains have also displaced about 50 people at Sumbrungu, a suburb of the Bolgatanga Municipality.
The Upper East Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr. Jerry Asamani who made this known to the Graphic Online on Monday, September 7, 2020, emphasized that the incidents happened last Saturday due to torrential rains and not as a result of the Bagre Dam spillage.