RAIN STORM HITS NIKYINIKYI
A heavy rainstorm has hit Nikyinikyi a suburb of Derma in the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region destroying life and properties. The storm which hit the town was described by many as very strong and disastrous which rendered some of the inhabitants' homeless, devastated and others also hospitalized.
An eye witness, Mr. Kwesi Manu chose to describe the storm as "TARZAN". He said the rain started to fall heavily the previous day and continued till the next morning, only to found out that the rain has caused more harm than good to the people of Nikyinikyi. Mr. Manu said while it was raining heavy thunder and lightning was experienced with heavy rainstorm which ripped off people's roofs causing the inhabitants to flee their homes to seek for shelter elsewhere
An incident recorded after the rains as told by Collins Brokwa revealed that the rains started with thunder striking whiles the wind laid countless trees down. He said the thunder was so strong and serious that it caused a house to collapse thereby killing one person.
In an interview with the District Coordinator of the National Disaster and Management Board [NADMO], Mr. Christian Tetteh, he hinted the storm has destroyed about seventy (70) houses and has also rendered some of the inhabitants homeless. He hinted that his office received the news about the death of one person as a result of the heavy rain.
Mr. Tetteh assured the people of government assistance to support the affected families. When the Information crew visited the town it was detected that the lost of properties and life were as a result of lack of use of proper materials and expertise in building houses. These contributory factors were seen to have led to the destruction of these properties by the storm and the heavy wind.