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Over 700 people displaced by rainstorm in Sang


Over 700 people in 98 houses have been displaced by a severe rainstorm in Sang in the Mion district of the Northern Region.

The affected houses had their roofs ripped off completely with some having their walls pulled down. The storm also destroyed Sang Islamic school teachers’ quarters, district office of ministry of food and agriculture and staff quarters of Nazareth Home for God’s Children.

The devastated victims say their hopes are on government, individuals and philanthropists in order to get back to their normal lives.

The disaster occurred on Tuesday at about 6 pm when a heavy wind accompanied by rain hit the Sang Township in just about 15 minutes.

Victims of the disaster have since Tuesday been living with friends and relatives while scavenging for their lost properties.  The Mion district assembly says they are overwhelmed by the disaster and assured the affected people they will do all they could to alleviate their suffering.  

Speaking to Zaa News, District Chief Executive for Mion, Dan Mankandan described the extent of damage as huge and goes beyond the capacity of an infant district such as Mion.

He lamented that, after the assembly had educated the people on the need to plant trees and to adopt other disaster prevention measures, it has been ignored resulting to the unfortunate situation.

Narrating the incident to Zaa News, the Servant of Nazareth Home for God’s Children based in Sang, Reverend Sister Stan said most of the valuable properties have been destroyed by the storm.  

Reverend Sister Stan appealed to government, organizations and individuals to assist them take care of the children.


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