More lives lost after spillage of Bagre Dam

Two farmers at the Mamprugu Moaduri District of the North East Region have lost their lives while trying to harvest from their maize farm which was flooded as a result of the spillage of the Bagre Dam.

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the North East Region confirmed the incident on Sunday the 6th of September, 2020. to
This brings the number of persons killed due to excessive spillage in parts of the North East Region to six (6) after four deaths were recorded earlier.

According to NADMO the deceased persons are farmers working on crops at the banks of the White Volta.

The North East Regional Director of NADMO, Mr. John Kweku Alhassan gave account of how the bodies were discovered.

“the two persons have been identified to come from the Mamprugu Moaduri District …It was only yesterday that their bodies were found”
He further stated that, “one of the deceased comes from Fumbisi, a town around Bulsa South District in the Upper East Region.”

The previous deaths were recorded at Langbinsi in the East Mamprusi Municipality, Bunkpurugu in the Bunkpurugu District and Janga in the West Mamprusi Municipality, as confirmed by the National Disaster Management Organisation in the region.

According to Mr. Alhassan, NADMO will not be able to conduct a proper assessment of the situation for now because of the water level.
“we are unable to carry proper assessment because of the water but will be briefing the minister to see if we can begin monitoring by Tuesday,” he added.

Meanwhile residents says they are worried about the issue which has lasted for over decades now without the two countries agreeing on a strategy to ending the economic calamity it makes them go through annually.

Source: | Mashood Issifu Mahama

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