Accra floods: 1 person reported dead as military, NADMO move to rescue victims

Accra floods: 1 person reported dead as military, NADMO move to rescue victims

- One person has been confirmed dead at Odawna at Circle after over five non-stop hours of heavy rainfall

- The deceased was believed to have been electrocuted and later died during the heavy downpour

- An eye-witness report indicated that the deceased was in his flooded home packing items when the incident happened

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As has been the norm for years now, after every heavy downpour that leaves the city flooded, Ghanaians wake up to the news of either death or destruction of properties.

News reaching YEN.com.gh has revealed that one person has been confirmed dead at Odawna at Circle after over five non-stop hours of heavy rainfall in Accra, Tuesday dawn, June 9, 2020.

The death was confirmed military man, Lt. Col. Michael Mfum from the 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces during the rescue mission.

Accra floods: 1 person reported dead as military, NADMO move to rescue victims

File Photo of a flooded area Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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According to a report filed by JoyNews, the deceased was believed to have been electrocuted and later died during the heavy downpour.

An eye-witness report indicated that the deceased was in his flooded home packing items when the incident happened.

As usual, the affected victims are calling on NADMO and other benevolent individuals to come to their aid as they have lost most of their properties worth thousands of cedis.

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In other news, sixteen out of the 48 recorded Ghanaians who lost their lives from the coronavirus disease have been buried by the Environmental Health Division of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

Among the 16 bodies buried was the 9-year-old boy who reportedly passed away at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

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