Ghana Floods: 28 lost lives and hundreds displaced

Published on : Saturday, October 19, 2019

At least 28 people have died and hundreds have been displaced by floods caused by eight days of torrential downpours in northeastern Ghana.

 

The Spokesman for the National Disaster Management Organisation, George Ayisi, has said that the death toll has reached 28 and around 640 people in some six communities have been displaced and shelters are being provided to them.

 

As many as 286 houses have been collapsed during this disaster that is making life difficult for the people, he said

 

Flooding in northern and other parts of Ghana occurs each year during the rainy season. Last year, 34 people died in northern Ghana during flooding due to heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in Burkina Faso.

 

Presently, relief items are being transported 800 kilometres by road from the capital Accra to the affected region on the border with Burkina Faso as meteorologists have cautioned the rains could last up to November.

 

So far this year 46 people have been killed in floods in the West African nation, the disaster relief agency has said.

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