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20 houses destroyed as Moa River overflows

House flooded in Daru

House flooded in Daru

About twenty dwelling houses and property worth millions of Leones have been destroyed in Daru town in Jawei chiefdom
Kailahun district as the Moa river which separates Daru town from the Moa military barracks in the Kailahun district burst it
bank after a heavy down pour of rain over the weekend.
This is not the first time flooding has taken place but this is regarded as the worst flooding in decades.
Thousands of residents in the town have been rendered homeless as some of them were seen carrying their few belongings on
their heads seeking refuge with loved ones and relatives in nearby villages, while others sought refuge in school campuses
and the native court bari in the town.  
Some of the property was seen floating on the river as even the Daru police station was not spared in the flooding. Speaking
by phone to the Paramount Chief Ngombugla Kallon of Jawei chiefdom he said that the situation of his people is very pathetic
and he is now restless.
He added that the little food items the people were managing with had been destroyed. He said at the time of talking he has
not seen any presence or any assistance to his people.
PC Kallon called on the government and humanitarian organisations operating in the country to immediately come to the aid of
his people adding that all settlements along the river in the Kailahun district were also affected by the flooding.
The operation of the Manowa ferry which links Pendembu and Bunumbu town has been temporarily suspended because of the level
of the Sewa River.

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