Sunday, July 21, 2019

Heavy Rain Storm Affects 22 Households, School in Banjul


By MUHAMMED SAILU BAH A heavy rain storm last Friday which started around 16:20 hours andRain Storm Affects 22 Households lasted for almost 45 minutes, destroyed roof tops and buildings in the Capital City of Banjul. The rain storm affected about 93 victims from 22 households, and Muslim Senior Secondary Schools in Banjul. Few people are reported to have sustained injuries from the disaster.Most of the disaster victims’ houses are seen with no roof, some of their roofs flew from their homes to the streets of Banjul and compounds of other people thereby causing destructions in those compounds. Most of the buildings affected are storey buildings.Aja Mai’s home destroyed by heavy storm Just few houses are seen, demolished partly by the wind storm, which include the house of Aja Maimuna Savage, the renowned Islamic female Scholar in the Gambia. She was met at Lauvel Square with the Family. She described the incident as the will of God. “It is sad because I was born in this house” said Aja Ramata Savage the elder sister of Aja Maimuna Savage. The city council officials went round to meet the victims with the City Disaster Management team on an assessment. For Muslim High School, the roof top of their classroom building was totally removed by the heavy wind storm. The old police line building was also affected by the storm; as the roof top was removed. The heavy storm also uprooted big trees, as well as destroyed electrical wires in the City. Efforts were made to contact Mr. Hudul E.N Colley, Banjul Disaster Coordinator to comment on the issues. He said they were going round to finally establish the causes and how many people are affected all together. He promised to get back to Foroyaa as soon as possible. Blown off corrugated Iron roof from a storey building dumped by the wind in the street]]>

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