Heavy rains and flash floods have wrecked several villages in Sandu and Wuli Districts of the Upper River Region of the Gambia.
The heavy rains started on Sunday nights, according to officials from the Disaster Management agency in the region, and continued to Monday non-stop, causing flash floods, which caused serious damages to many households in many villages of the region and further caused many villages be inaccessible, .
The main crossing points between Diabuku and Darsilameh Jindeh and Bajonkoto were completely cut off in Sandu, while similar scenario is witnessed in Demba Wandu and Diabuku to Basse.
Two trucks loaded with sugar and other food commodities were overturned to the ground, as a result of the heavy rains and flash flood.
Most businesses have resorted to use ox-carts and donkey-carts to transport their goods and people from the main shopping towns and villages.
The heavy rains continue displacing families and affecting people and farms in the region, according to the officials.
Authorities have warned of more rains and flash floods are expected in the area this year, and other parts of the region.
Upper River Region has been plagued with heavy rain and flash flood woes in recent years.
“We need everyone to exercise caution and be on alert of their surroundings”, Weather Forecasters warned