Two minors are reported dead after Tuesday morning’s torrential rain which also destroyed properties worth thousands of cedis at Baba Dogo in Bortianor in the Ngleshie Amanfro constituency.
According to eyewitnesses, the building housing the two children and their mother collapsed killing the children.
The mother in a bid to move his two children to safety was unable to do so as rushing water carried the two children away.
The Chairman of the Landlord Association in the area told Citi News, said this is not the first time people have been killed by flood in the area. According to him, the assembly has failed to demolish some houses in waterways.
A three-hour hour downpour in Accra on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, left parts of Ghana’s capital flooded.
The rains which started around 3:40 am was preceded by startling lightning and thunder ravaging through the air.
Some pictures and videos on social media showed how some pedestrians struggled to get vehicles to their workplaces as major streets were flooded during the downpour. Drivers also had to devise different routes to reach their destinations.
Commuters living around Kasoa old barrier, Weija, Dansoman, Lapaz had a tough time manoeuvring through the water.
The flashes of light in the atmosphere caused blackouts in parts of the city.
Streets lights in parts of the city especially Kasoa old barrier were also not working due to the rains.
Prior to the rains, the Ghana Meteorological Agency in a press statement warned that “Southeastern Ghana has been engulfed by a rain-bearing cloud. This is producing rain of varying intensity within the Volta Region.
Areas within the Greater Accra and Eastern will be affected before drifting to the Central, Western and parts of the Ashanti. The rain is likely to lead to flash floods in parts of Greater Accra. Be advised accordingly”.