16 June 2016
The death toll in the flood in the southern Ghana city of Cape Coast has increased from five to 10, an official of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has said.
Sandy Amartey, the Regional Coordinator of NADMO, said the flood followed four days of torrential rains which wreaked havoc in the coastal city, about 144 km west of Accra.
He said some of the victims were swept away by the strong running water, some were electrocuted, while the rest were hit accidentally by breaking walls.
He added that “the bodies have been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
“Officials of NADMO are still continuing with the assistance of the affected persons.’’
Ghana’s coastal and middle belts have been experiencing continuous rains since last week.