Military and NADMO move to rescue Accra flood victims as one person dies

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The heavy rainfall flooded low-lying parts of the capital, notably Adabraka, Circle, Avenor and Dansoman. It also led to severe traffic jams as the rains cut off several roads and streets.

After heavy rainfall on Tuesday, June 8, 2020, there were devastating floods that hit certain areas around Accra.

According to reports reaching www.maxfmlive.com , one person, whose life was in danger when floods submerged homes after hours of rainfall, has been confirmed to have died at Odawna, a suburb of Adabraka in Accra..

Made up of the military, and National Disaster Management Operations (NADMO), a team of security officers, were responding to distress calls from affected residents in the Odawna area in Accra, the area is prone to floods due to poor drainage and bad attitudinal behaviour of residents.

The death was confirmed by Lt. Col. Michael Mfum from the 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces during an ongoing rescue mission.

According to reports, the deceased died by electrocution during the downpour.

The team of security officers said about 20 persons have also been rescued so far.

The heavy rainfall flooded low-lying parts of the capital, notably Adabraka, Circle, Avenor and Dansoman. It also led to severe traffic jams as the rains cut off several roads and streets.

 

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