Torrential Rains Leave 6 Dead In Ashanti Region
Six persons including minors have been confirmed dead following Monday’s downpour which flooded parts of the Ashanti Region. These incidents were recorded at Ahenema Kokoben, Sokoban, Daban and the Kromoase. National Disaster Management Organization deployed its officers on search mission to find additional persons
said to have also gone missing after the flood. Ashanti Regional Administrator for NADMO, Atakora Kodua who confirmed the incident said; We also have recorded six deaths, one happened involving a nine-year-old girl. At the Ahenema Kokoben, the news we gathered was that while some vehicles were not able to cross floodwater,
there was a truck whose driver out of insolence decided to cross. Three men decided to climb onto the truck. As the driver got into the middle of the floodwater, he realized that the running water was heavy, and it was pushing the vehicle out of motion. In the process, the three men got drowned. There was another casualty at Kumasi new site involving a nine year boy.
Kumasi flood; 50 year old woman drowns after wooden footbridge collapses
A 50 year old woman, who has been identified as Akosua Dufie, died after she was washed away by floodwaters following last Thursday evening’s downpour at Anloga in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti Region. That incident came a day after a one-year-old boy also drowned during a downpour at Sawaba in the Kumasi Metropolis.
3 children hospitalized in a building collapse after heavy rain in Kumasi
Three children were also hospitalized at Atasemanso in the Kumasi metropolis after the fence wall of a building collapsed following a downpour on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Scores of residents in major parts of the Kumasi metropolis have been displaced by the rain, with their property destroyed. Fuel stations, houses, and church buildings were the worst affected.