Floods Kill One in Ashanti Region

Source the Ghana Report

A man  has been found dead at Anwomaso-Bebre in the Ashanti Region after allegedly drowning in the subin river which flooded after a downpour on Wednesday, September 28.

The body of the deceased who is believed to be in his 30s was found on Thursday morning after a night hunt.

According to eyewitnesses, the deceased identified as Kwadwo Mensah attempted to cross the river which had overflown its banks to his home.

The deceased who is alleged to be tipsy at the time of the rains, had ignored a neighbour’s advise not to wade through the flash-waters.

“My in-law was around and saw him. She shouted for help. We searched all night for him but couldn’t find the body. It was this morning that we found the body,” Kwame Daniel, the brother-in-law of the deceased narrated.

Officials  from the National Disaster Management Organization(NADMO) were at the scene to receive the body.

Foster Agyei Tuffour who is with the Oforikrom NADMO directorate said, investigations and proper identification will be done.

Many communities in some parts of Kumasi were inundated after 10 hours of downpour on Wednesday.

Homes were submerged and commuters were left stranded in the rush hours of Wednesday.

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