Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Wednesday July 26, 2017 visited the family of Hajia Fati Bapuni Amams to commiserate with them on her demise.
The Vice President appealed to the bereaved family to take solace in the lord and indicated that the deceased was his class mate at Sakasaka Primary School.
He also visited the flood areas and tasked city authorities to pull down structures that have been erected on waterways blaming the recent flooding to these unauthorized buildings.
Hajia Fati drowned with her Toyota Rav4 vehicle in the wake of the flooding situation within the Tamale Metropolis on Tuesday July 25, 2017.
The 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.
Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation have disclosed that four deaths including three minors have so far been recorded while hundreds of residents have been displaced.
They have appealed to persons who have been affected, to relocate to safer grounds to avert a recurrence of Tuesday’s incident.