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Three pupils injured, 87 escape in school building collapse

Three School Children have been injured while 87 others escaped unhurt when a wooden Church building being used simultaneously as a School collapsed at Nkawkaw-Kwamang in the Eastern Region after a strong rainstorm in the community .

Voice of Hope International, a Private School owned by the Assemblies of God Church was hit by rainstorm while School pupils numbering 90 were in class, but managed to escape with the help of their teachers before the entire building went down. However three of the pupils were hit and by falling objects.They have since been treated and discharged .

When Obuoba Fm went to the scene, Pastor Gaspar James Amedzo -Principal of the School told Bismark Ansong of Obuoba News team that the School has since been shutdown temporary following the incident on Monday February 18,2019. He said officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO ) visited the school for assessment.

The vice chairman of the unit committee in the area, Mr.Akwesi Solomon has therefore appealed to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to come to their aid.

“Our buildings are ripped off. We don’t have a place to lay our heads, about 200 houses are destroyed, including a classroom block.We are appealing to our MCE, Honourable Yaw Owusu Addo to come to our aid. And also NADMO”. He told Bismarck Ansong in an interview.

Meanwhile the nkawkaw NADMO Cordinator has revealed the Organisation will not be able to help the Disaster victims due to unavailability of resources.

He said this when he visited the kwaman victims .
He further appealed to government and the municipal authorities to resource the Organisation in order to work effectively.
“We are pleading with government and the municipal authorities to resource us to work work efficiently and effectively.

The rainstorm also ripped off roof off five classrooms and Headteacher’s Office at Kwamang M/A Primary and Junior High School which has obstructed teaching and learning.

Meanwhile, dozens of residents have been displaced after their houses were ripped during the rainstorm.

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