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Three and half hours rainfall in Tamale causes havoc in the Datooyili Community


Tuesday’s downpour has led to flooding in some communities in the Tamale metropolis including Datoyili, which is along the Tamale –Kumasi highway.

The rains which lasted for about three and half hours left many of the community members indoors while several properties destroyed. Some of the thatch houses in the area are farms have all been submerged.

Diamond News went about the community and some of the victims who spoke to our team after the torrential rains, said the Datoyili community has always been cut off whenever it rained in the metropolis.

They are attributing the latest floods to the construction of a huge fence wall, by a developer that had blocked the water passage in the area. According to them, all efforts to stop one Alhaji BABA ADAM, who is believed to be the property owner, from going ahead with the fence wall on the main waterways, yielded no results.

Some other victims at Datoyili blamed the lack of drainages system and no properly demarcated roads and site for the perennial flooding. The affected residents appealed to city authorities to intervene before human lives lost in the coming weeks where more rains are anticipated.

Meanwhile the assembly man for Datoyili electoral area, Abu Haruna commenting on the latest floods, expressed sadness saying he would liaise with the Tamale Metro Assembly to take legal actions against persons that have wrongfully put up structures without building permits.

In July 2017, four persons including, Hajia Fati Bapuni lost their lives whiles several properties were destroyed during flooding in the Tamale metropolis.


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