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525 Families Homeless In KMC

Sep 14, 2009, 6:31 AM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

As many as 525 families are made homeless within the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), following heavy down pour in the last couple of weeks, according to officials of the Kanifing Municipal Council.

A good number of compounds were saturated with water, while some buildings collapsed. Most of the affected people were left stranded, with nowhere to go with their personal effects.

Over the week, Mayor Yankuba Colley and Musa Mendy, the Chairperson of KMC Disaster Management Committee, led a team to assess the damages caused by the flood. 

As of Wednesday, the team's findings gave the total number of houses affected in the six communities visited as follows:  1101 houses affected, 2724 families affected and 525 people made homeless.

In Abuko, 42 houses were affected, 95 people affected and 195 families made homeless. In Bakau Farokono, 167 houses affected, 345 people affected and 20 made homeless.

In Ebo Town 213 houses affected, 454 people affected and 69 made homeless.

In Kotu Quarry, 431 houses were affected, 965 people affected and 210 made homeless. In London Corner, 54 houses affected and 49 people affected.

In New Jeshwang, 194 houses affected, 816 people affected and 29 made homeless.

The team will henceforth continue with the assessment in other parts of the country, said the officials.

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