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Ten people lost their lives following last Monday's floods.

According to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the 10 were from the Central , Volta and Greater Accra Regions.

“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 Morning Show, The Point of View.

He said six people died in Accra, three in the Volta Region and one in the Central Region.

Deputy Director-General of NADMO, Abu Ramadan
He noted that the worst affected areas were Teshie and Kisseman, all in Accra.

“Where we had the worst cases were around the Teshie and Kisseman-Dome-Kwabenya areas. The damage was huge,” Abu Ramadan said, adding that a lot of properties were also destroyed by the flood.

Mr. Ramadan also said one woman died in Teshie while two others got drowned in Kisseman during the downpour.

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I saw my wife being carried away by water – Man recounts sad story

A man has recounted how he watched floodwaters wash her wife away at Teshie Rasta in Accra.

Bernard Kofi Agyei Oppong said all efforts to rescue his wife, Dr Aya Hayfron who was trapped in her Hyundai Accent saloon car proved futile.

Narrating his ordeal on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Tuesday, Mr Oppong said his wife was driving home from church around 10 pm together with two other passengers when the incident occurred.

He said the heavy floods swept away the vehicle after the missing doctor attempted to cross a bridge on a small river called Naa Pra.

The distraught husband said rescuers were unable to save the 32-year-old doctor but managed to save the two passengers who had been offered a lift by the deceased.

Mr Oppong said they her car has been found in the river as rescuers hope to find her alive.

“I know my wife is waiting for me somewhere. I believe she is alive and probably in a hospital”, he bemoaned.

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Heavy rains render parts of Greater Accra in floods

Many parts of Accra got flooded Monday night following hours of heavy rains.

The rains, which started at about 8 p.m Monday lasted several hours. It, however, receded at about 3 a.m Tuesday.

Information gathered by Graphic Online indicates that the flood waters entered many homes and rooms. Similarly, the flood waters carried debris to people’s homes and on the street.

Some of the areas that were heavily affected by the floods included East Legon Hills, main Nanakrom bridge, Haatso, Kaneshie, Kwabenya, Madina, Ablekuma, Dome, Adenta, Ofankor, Weija, Okponglo, Shiashie, West Legon, Odawna and Ofankor old barrier.

Some social media users who got stranded as a result of the rains took to their social media platforms to share their experiences while showing photos of the floods in their areas.

Both private and commercial drivers who were caught up in the floods had to park somewhere and run to safety.

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