Tidal waves sweep through Volta, Central regions leaving hundreds to flee

Tidal waves sweep through Volta, Central regions leaving hundreds to flee

- Tidal waves have destroyed towns and dwellings in the Volta and Central regions

- Residents are attributing the waves to the menace of illegal sand mining

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Severe tidal waves in tidal waves in the Central region are feared to have left over 200 households displaced with a fisherman also feared dead.

Tidal waves sweep through Volta, Central regions leaving hundreds to flee

Residents of Ketu South in the Volta Region are being asked to evacuate their homes. Photo: Elikem Sewordor (Facebook)

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The disaster follows a similar event in the Volta region where over 1000 persons got displaced due to what troubled residents say might be the menace of sand mining activities.

Tidal waves sweep through Volta, Central regions leaving hundreds to flee

Tidal waves sweep through Volta, Central regions leaving hundreds to flee. Photo: Elikem Sewordor (Facebook)

So far, the National disaster management organization (NADMO) is yet to come to the aid of these affected communities as media reports suggest it stays as the most tortuous sea disaster ever recorded in the year 2017.

Tidal waves sweep through Volta, Central regions leaving hundreds to flee

The sea water washed away fishing nets and other household items. Photo: Elikem Sewordor (Facebook)

Residents are currently relocating the disaster scene as all affected towns in both the Volta and Central regions have literally turned ghost towns.

Tidal waves sweep through Volta, Central regions leaving hundreds to flee

Developments at Ketu South have come to a stand still as a result of the disaster. Photo: Elikem Sewordor (Facebook)

Tidal waves remain a nightmare in several coastal areas of the country especially as the landscape of their dwelling, which previously was on high grounds, have been eaten by various factors including that of natural erosion causes and also severely the menace of legal sand mining.

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Meanwhile government is yet to respond to the needs of affected communities as YEN is gathering that relief items could be administered by NADMO to all victims today, June 12.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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