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Heavy Storm leaves Wreaks Havoc in Wuli Barrow Kunda

Jun 24, 2008, 6:30 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

Reports reaching The Point state that heavy rain accompanied by high winds destroyed several houses at the village of Wuli Barrow Kunda in Upper River Region over the weekend.

According to sources, some of the affected families are currently hosted by their neighbours or housed at the school.

The incident, which happened between the hours of 12am and 2am, not only destroyed houses but also cereals particularly groundnut seeds that farmers intended to grow for this farming season.

Meanwhile, a fire outbreak was also reported in the village on this faithful night destroying the house of one Fansumana Touray.

Speaking to this reporter, few hours after the incident, Yahya Sumareh board chairman of the Beakanyang Organisation said, "this kind of tragic incident has not happened in this village for the past ten years or so." He appealed to the government, embassies, relief organisations, philanthropists and NGO's to come to the aid of the victims.

Though no causality was reported but it is said that the extent of the disaster was serious and that it will take the affected poor farmers more time to concentrate on rebuilding their house before thinking of going to the farm even though we are in the crucial stage of farming the season. The incident has really left poor farmers in a dilemma.

Those who wish to offer any kind of assistance to these victims can contact 9926285 or 9868882.

In another development, reports gathered by our reporter Pa Modou B.O Bojang also reveal that similar incidents happened in villages of Japeneh, Karantaba, and Jarra Soma in the Lower River Region.

The governor of the region Momodou Suma Jobe appealed for assistance for the victims.