General News of Wednesday, 26 July 2017
The identity of the woman who drowned with her Toyota Rav4 vehicle in the wake of the flooding situation within the Tamale Metropolis on Tuesday July 25, 2017 has finally been made public.
Hajia Fati Bapun, a former teacher in Tumu in the Sissala East District of the Upper West region, was rushing to pick her child from school but was washed away in her car by the heavy floods. Efforts by a combined team of the Security Agencies could not save her and she unfortunately lost her life in the process.
The body has since been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting burial.
Meanwhile, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) Iddrisu Musah Superior who is currently in the USA on a business tour, has expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and appealed for urgent support to the displaced persons by the National Disaster Management Orgainsation (NADMO)
He posted on his official facebook page “Parts of Tamale got flooded by heavy downpour this morning. Reports say one person died and several others got injured. Some houses were destroyed leaving residents helpless. I send my sympathies to the affected people. I have been talking to the National Disaster Management officials to intervene.
I have cut short my official investment tour of the US and just about to start a journey back home. Hopefully I will be in Tamale on Friday to join the mobilisation effort to help our people. I thank officials of the Metro Assembly, Assemblymen and the entire volunteer force for helping out”