10 people confirmed dead in Cape Coast floods

10 people confirmed dead in Cape Coast floods

The death toll in the Cape Coast floods in the Central Region has risen to 10.

The flooding follows four days of torrential rains which wreaked havoc in the city.

The regional coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Sandy Amartey, confirmed the deaths to Accra-based Class FM.

“The death toll is 10. It is not a matter of floods but accidents mostly, and in certain cases the rains but not flooding per say,” he said.

Three people are said to have been killed when a building that had been weakened by the unceasing rains collapsed on them.

Another was reportedly killed through electrocution while the fifth was carried away by the flood waters. It is not immediately clear how the remaining five died.

The development comes days after flooding in Accra killed at least two people on Thursday.

A taxi driver was carried away by the flood waters while standing on the taxi on a flooded road, according to a report by admononline.com.

Several areas of the capital were flooded, with individuals and businesses counting their losses.

A three-year-old girl in Tema also drowned in rapid waters, according to a report by myjoyonline.com.

Shalom Okyerera was reportedly seen being carried away by the flood waters but residents in the area could not rescue her.

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