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N/R: Five persons rescued in Namangu building collapse

Five persons have been rescued in a building collapse that occurred as a result of a heavy downpour on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Namangu in the Norther Region of Ghana.

The five persons are currently receiving treatment at the Baptist Medical Centre at Nalerigu in the Northern Region with one in a critical condition.

The five — three women and two children were said to be in their rooms when the incident occurred.

The North East Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organization, John Kweku Alhassan who confirmed the incident called on residents to move to safer grounds.

Mr. Alhassan also cautioned travelers against plying major roads like the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway and the Nakpanduri-Gbintiri road until the floodwaters recede.

“The Pwalugu bridge is flooded. Yesterday the North-East Regional Minister tried to cross, it is really serious. As of now, there is a bridge between Nakpanduri and Gbintiri, the road has been disconnected. We advise the public to stay away from the water because you may be carried away if you try crossing.

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