27 die in Ghana flood


Twenty-seven persons have been reported dead and nineteen injured after a week of torrential rains in the Upper East Region.

The worst hit districts are the Builsa North, Builsa South, Kassena Nankana Municipal, Kassena Nankana West and Binduri.

Speaking to Citi News, Upper East Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Jerry Asamani Aladago indicated that his outfit is assessing the situation and working assiduously to provide relief items to the affected persons.

This year’s minor rainy season has experienced an unusual downpour, causing flooding and other disasters in various parts of the country.

Aside from this situation in the Upper East Region, some 1,200 residents in Asuboni in the Eastern Region, for instance, have been displaced, causing them to seek refuge in a church building.

Also in Accra, communities like Alajo and Kotobabi have faced the same problem of flooding, displacing some people as a result.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has predicted more rains till November 2019.

He further urged the public to always be mindful of the daily weather forecast issued by the Agency before stepping out to avoid any inconvenience

Source : City News Room

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