Several families went homeless after heavy downpour of rain. The heavy rains affected thousands of people and triggered fears at several villages in Central River Region, disaster management officials hinted .The regional and district disaster management committees have embarked on a rapid assessment exercise tour to ascertain the extend of the damage.
The chief of Niani district Alhagie Perr Bah said the three day heavy down pour have destroyed several villages and make many families homeless. Rescue workers and the committee were on the spot to find out the cause of the damages and to evacuate the victims to temporal settlements in nearby schools.
Heavy rainfall in the last few days has increased floods in both the Greater Banjul region and the country side region of Central River and Upper River Regions. Some observers said people have settled on water ways which cause the flooding, and called on the communities to create water ways to avert the floods.