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3 perish in Kumasi floods

Three persons have been confirmed dead at Asabi in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region following the rains on Thursday evening.

The three are among six persons who were believed to have been carried away by the floods.

The bodies are currently a the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

There is an ongoing search for the other three believed to have been carried away by the flood waters.

The worst affected areas are Sawaba, Anloga junction, Airport junction and its environs.

Police and fire service personnel including officials from the National Disaster Management Organisation [NADMO] are trying to salvage the situation.

People have been left stranded and a lot of properties destroyed.

Some stranded individuals who spoke to reporters said this was the first time they are witnessing floods of this intensity.

“It’s been raining here for a while, but we have never seen this flood of this nature. We are waiting for directives from the police and fire service before we know what to do”

NADMO has cautioned residents of heavy rains in the Brong Ahafo Region.

“In the Brong Ahafo and Western Regions, people have to be put on alert, because the weather warning is that it’s going to rain the whole of the night till tomorrow morning. So we asked them to go around to ensure we don’t have a similar incident to the Ashanti Region” he said.

“We are at the peak of the rainy season, so we expect to have more rains… We expect that the rain will come to an end by the second week of July, but for now, we expect some rainfall,” he added

“We’ve lost ten lives across the country. If I say across the country meaning Greater Accra, Volta and Central Region,” Deputy Director-General of NADMO, Abu Ramadan, disclosed on Citi TV’s current affairs show, The Point of View.

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