Two people are reported dead after heavy rains ravaged parts of Koforidua in the Eastern Region on Sunday.
The town was submerged in flood waters which washed away parked vehicles and other property.
Some residents sustained various degrees of injury as well. Ferdinand Akuffo Baah, a freelance journalist who toured the town with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) told Citi News that they found two people dead in a taxi after being trapped in the flood waters.
“…The rain kept on consistently for more than an hour… I had the opportunity of moving around with NADMO’s rapid response team and we saw so many damages, cars were trapped, lives and properties were at risk. We recorded two deaths and a whole lot of cars and properties damaged.”
Ferdinand Akuffo Baah also said areas such as Nsukwa, Kenkey factory road, a bridge and a Church of Pentecost building on that stretch were badly affected.
“That was exactly where the taxi was trapped. It was like the rain dragged the taxi into a pit and that was where the driver and the woman who was a passenger lost their lives.”
Yesterday, the meteorological agency warned of a storm in Accra but it is unclear whether that also affected parts of the Eastern Region.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana
Photo credit: Ferdinand Akuffo Baah