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Parts Of Kumasi Submerged After Heavy Rainfall

It appears the perennial flooding and its attendant havoc on residents in Kumasi is not ending anytime soon. Flooding has almost become a norm over the years as many residents loose properties and sometimes lives lost at rainy seasons.


Following the heavy downpour in the latter hours of Wednesday 8th March 2023, the Okomfo Anokye Basic school and its surrounding houses at Yennyawoso in the Kumasi Metropolis and Moshie Zongo in the Old Tafo Municipality were overwhelmingly submerged by the rains.


Dozens of residents got trapped in their houses after getting their homes flooded.

Opemsuo News’ Adwoa Serwaa who visited the scene reported it took the interventions from officers of the Ghana National Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organization to rescue the trapped residents, no casualty was recorded.


Residents attributed the flooding to the siting of two fuel stations, blocking waterways and choked gutters resulting from indiscriminate dumping of refuse by residents in the area.


One of the victims, a trader disclosed she lost 25,000 Cedis to the flood after managing to save her months old baby.


They are pleading with authorities to deal with the wrongful siting of the fuel stations causing perennial flooding resulting in destruction of properties annually.


Source: Addo

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