Accra floods kill mother and her 2-year-old son

Accra floods kill mother and her 2-year-old son

- A mother of three has died in the wake of the floods of June 18

- Patience Humali slipped into an open drain with her baby boy strapped at her back

- The bodies of the mother and child have been deposited at the morgue

The aftermath of the downpour of June 18 continues to be painful and troubling as more bodies continue to emerge from random areas in Accra that got affected by the heavy rains.

The latest has been the death of a mother and son who drowned in an open gutter at Ashaiman.

The deceased, 27-year-old Patience Humali and her two-year-old son drowned when they were returning from church with two other children in the midst of the downpour.

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Confirming the news to the media, the Ashaiman Divisional Police Commander, ACP Peter Gyimah stated that the incident occurred around Mandela Park at Ashaiman Katetoo.

The mother slipped into the gutter with her 2-year-old child, Benet Humali at her back.

The other two children were saved by some good Samaritans while the lifeless body of Benet was also found about five hundred meters away from the scene some minutes after the unfortunate incident.

The hour-long rain blocked roads, inundated homes and even left large stretches of walkways flooded at knee-level.

So far, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has deployed personnel across the country to ensure full safety of victims as the fire service is also in high alert against any disaster.

Social media users have been sharing pictures on how severe the floods has been and it can be how severe it has been.

This situation contradicts what the mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, promised residents of Accra some months ago.

The confident mayor said Accra will not experience any floods during the rainy season. According to the mayor, all chocked gutters in the capital have been desilted stating that his conviction comes from recent downpours which resulted in no floods.

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Floods in Accra continues to be a serious issue to the government. Ghanaians felt the utmost effect of flooding on June 3rd 2015, after days of heavy downpour which lasted for hours.

Unfortunately, the flooding coincided with the gas explosion at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra which saw the deaths of several victims.

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