Accra-Tema motorway floods after heavy downpour

Accra-Tema motorway floods after heavy downpour

The Accra-Tema Motorway was flooded in the afternoon of Monday, October 28, 2019, after a heavy downpour in the capital.

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Motorists plying the route became stranded following hours of rains.

Water from a bridge that crosses the road at a section of the 19 kilometre stretch was said to have overflown its banks causing that part of the road to flood.

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Motorists from both Accra and Tema were cut off by the flooding water creating a gridlock.

The Ghana Police subsequently issued a statement warning motorists using the road to be careful and drive safely.

The police also warned motorists to reduce their speed on the stretch.

Meanwhile, in the Ashanti Region, about 11 children have reportedly lost their lives to floods within the last two months.

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According to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the region, the latest casualty was a nine-year-old boy, whose body was retrieved on Sunday, October 27 at Abuakwa.

For almost one-and-a-half months now, children under 10 years have been swept away by rains. There are 11 of them now, this is very alarming,” regional director of NADMO, Kwabena Nsenkyire bemoaned. earlier reported that Police in the UK have confirmed the death of another Ghanaian in Milton Keynes at a house party.

The police say two teenagers were stabbed to death during the party and a suspect has been picked up for interrogation and investigations.

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