10 Persons Feared Dead In Ghana Flood

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No fewer than ten people including eight children have been reported dead in the last 24 hours, in a torrential downpour in West African country, Ghana.

The death toll in the Central Regional flood disaster in Ghana has risen to ten.
The death toll in the Central Regional flood disaster in Ghana has risen to ten. BBC

The four days of flooding, which has swamped the capital, Accra, and much of the central region, is not looking ready to slow down.

The torrential downpour is coming a year after over 150 people were killed in Accra following an explosion at a petrol station where people were seeking shelter during heavy rains.

At least 10 people including eight children have died in a torrential downpour in Ghana
At least 10 people including eight children have died in a torrential downpour in Ghana

Speaking to AFP, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) regional coordinator Sandy Amartey, said:

“In all we have 10 to 12 who lost their lives during this rainy season.”

“We have two women and an eight-year-old girl who were walking and a wall fell on them and they died.”

“There is also a report of a nine-year-old boy who was electrocuted at Amamoma” to the west of Accra.

“Another six children also drowned.”

Locals have vented their anger at the government for failing to make good its promises last year to prevent the flood which is similar to the tragedies of 2015 that left scores dead.

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