Two persons drown in Monday's downpour

Two persons drown in Monday's downpour

Monday's heavy downpour saw two persons drown in the Eastern region, reports indicate.

The two incidents happened separately at Asuoyaa in the Akuapem North Municipality and Pokrom in the Akuapem South district. Kofi Akornor, 44, a farmer was on Tuesday morning found dead in the downstream of river-Asuoyaa after a search by family members.

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The bodies of the deceased have been retrieved and deposited at the morgue. The Asuogyaman district is the most affected in the downpour that has flooded several parts of the region. According to the DCE for the Area, Thomas Ampem Nyarko, many communities including the Akosombo International school were submerged in the flood.

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