Flooding claims 6 lives in Ghana

Early morning rains flood Accra, Kumasi. Photo : RR

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Reports here early Friday indicated that six people had lost their lives to massive flooding that engulfed parts of Ghana’s second largest city Kumasi late Thursday.

Local media reported that the victims, who were believed to be a family travelling in their car, got swept away by flood waters at Esereso Attafuah when the bridge they were riding on caved in due to the flooding following torrential rains.

The floods resulted from a heavy downpour on Thursday which caused the Ankonim river to overflow its banks, blocking the only access route to residential areas, the reports explained.

Ghana’s capital recorded similar incidents in July with five deaths including the death of a female medical doctor.

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