Ashanti: Six dead, others feared missing after torrential downpour

The Ghana Meteorological Agency has warned of more rains this year
The Ghana Meteorological Agency has warned the public to be cautious during the rains

Torrential downpours in parts of Ashanti Region have left at least six people dead and others missing.

The stormy weather on Monday caused flash floods at Ahenema Kokoben, Sokoban, Daban, Kromoase, and other locations, near the regional capital Kumasi.

A joint personnel from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Ghana National Fire Service have been deployed to rescue the perishing.

“We have recorded six deaths, one happened involving a nine-year-old girl. At Ahenema Kokoben, the news we gathered was that while some vehicles were not able to cross the floodwater, there was a truck whose driver out of insolence decided to cross. Three men also decided to climb onto the truck. As the driver got into the middle of the floodwater, he realized that the running water was heavy, and it was pushing the vehicle out of motion. In the process, the three men got drowned”, an Administrator at NADMO in Ashanti Region, Nana Atakora Kodua told Citi FM.

“There was another casualty at Kumasi New site involving a nine-year boy”, he added. gathers that some main roads were briefly cut off stranding commuters at the rush hour.

Many streams and known water bodies have begun to swell following the torrential downpours caused by strong winds.

Weathermen in the region have warned of heavy rains in the coming days.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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