May 12, 2010, 12:23 PM
More than 300 compounds were destroyed by the recent heavy rains in the
The regional disaster co-ordinator for Lower River Region (LRR), Lamin Saidy, confirmed that as many as 48 houses collapsed in five out of six districts in his region during the heavy downpour of rain on Sunday and Monday.
Mr Saidy revealed this in a telephone interview with The Point from his Mansa-konko office yesterday morning.
He said the districts affected were Kiang Central, Kiang East, Jarra West, Jarra Central and Jarra East.
"In Kiang Central, three houses in the
"In Jarra Central, 17 houses collapsed within four villages namely, Jasita Fulla, Musa Arldo, Dikateh and Jallow Kunda, and in Kiang East district, 20 houses were destroyed in four villages namely, Bureng, Donkoroba, Dogeyel and Dingirai."
At the time of speaking to The Point yesterday, Mr Saidy and his regional disaster committee were distributing food and non-food items to the disaster victims.
Similarly, the regional disaster co-ordinator for Western Region, Serign Modou Joof, also confirmed that some 269 compounds in Western Region were affected by flood waters, representing a population of 2210 people in the region, by Sunday's and Monday's rainfall.
In the North Bank Region, disaster coordinator Pullo Joof said over 30 compounds were flooded in Barra town by the heavy rainfall, and that some more houses collapsed in the
Yesterday, according to Mr Joof, the regional disaster committee led by the regional Governor, Edwarr Seckan, distributed food and non-food items to the flood victims in Barra.
Mawdo A. Jallow, the Upper River Region regional disaster coordinator, also spoke to The Point about Sunday's and Monday's rainfall, which he said did not cause any havoc in his region.
At the time of speaking to Mr Jallow yesterday, his disaster team was distributing food and non-food items to 16 flood victims in URR, and he asserted that 61 flood victims had already benefited from earlier distribution exercises.