A severe rainstorm hit three communities in the Sekyere South District of the Ashanti Region last Monday, causing massive destruction to property and rendering about 600 people homeless.
The predominantly farming communities are Aframaso, Bedumase and Bepoa.
Some of the victims are putting up with family members and other residents.
Three people of Aframaso, including two schoolchildren who were in school during the rainstorm, received minor injuries.
The extent of destruction was very heavy at Aframaso, where about 23 buildings including three schools were affected.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Edward K. Ayarkwah, told the Daily Graphic on telephone from Agona, the district capital, that “the destruction is massive and we can only appeal to NADMO and other organisations to come in to help”.
He said currently the affected schools were facing difficulty in securing classrooms for academic work to continue.
He indicated that the rainstorm started at about 1 p.m. and out of fear some of the schoolchildren attempted to run away resulting in their injuries.
Mr Ayarkwa stated that the assembly would have to find ways of accommodating the pupils.