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Rainstorm plunges entire Bole into darkness

An unusual rainstorm has plunged the entire Bole Township in the Bole-Bamboi district of Northern Ghana into total darkness. The rainstorm which occurred between the hours of 8:30pm and 10:00pm Monday night caused a lot of destruction.

The hardest hit areas are the Bole Health Centre and Kurabaso Primary School where the roofs of both buildings got totally ripped off. The strong winds pulled down a mosque at Yelwe near Atta 130's house.The old roofs of the Ghana Commercial Bank story building in the district got ripped off as well.

Communities such as Sawaba, Mempeasem, Jakala among others saw the roofs of many houses being pulled with accompanying loss in valuable properties. A lot of trees also went down. Some VRA extension poles and wires have been pulled down causing the blackout. It can be confirmed that the entire Bole District is still in darkness at the time of filing this report.

Confirming the incident in an interview with Ghanaweb he disclosed that the extent of damage caused is massive. He mentioned that the people are in dire need of support and are gripped with fear since it was the first time the district was experiencing such a thing.

Meanwhile, the NADMO office in the district is ascertaining the extent of damage caused for appropriate action.

Many have however started blaming the leaders for being the cause of the rainstorm. In their view, the leaders failed to bring an end to the illegal logging activities which increased with impunity in and around the district. This they say is now exposing the district and others to the vagaries of the weather.

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