2 military couple die,others missing after Sunday’s rainfall in Ghana

A military officer, his wife and four others confirmed dead during Sunday evening’s rainfall which lasted for about four hours in the Greater Accra, Ghana

The soldier, according to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) was driving a military pickup when he skidded off the Tema Motorway and ran into a drain.

There were two other passengers in the car with him including his wife and all of them are reported dead. Additionally, two other including a child were also carried away during the downpour and are yet to be accounted reported dead by NADMO.

The floods swept away a child at Sowutoum whilst two adults were washed away at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange with one body already retrieved.

Mr Ayisi said that at Adjei Kojo, a suburb in Ashaiman, a military pick up vehicle carrying a soldier, his wife and a female passenger were also washed away.

The Communications Director said efforts were ongoing by a search party team which consists of personnel from NADMO, Ghana National Fire Service and the 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces to locate other bodies that were washed away.

With the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) reporting of high volumes of rains this year, he advised the public and drivers to be cautious during downpours and park their vehicles rather than driving through the floods.

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) has predicted more heavy rains in the coming weeks and warned the general public to take precautionary measures to avoid endangering their lives.


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