One dead, several rescued by NADMO and military in Accra flooding.


    One person has been confirmed dead after flooding in parts of Accra on Tuesday.

    This was confirmed by Lt. Col. Michael Mfum from the 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces during an ongoing rescue mission by a joint team of military and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

    One resident said the deceased was in his home packing items when the unfortunate incident occurred.

    The team has since retrieved the body of the deceased. Eyewitness accounts and preliminary findings suggest  he died by electrocution during the downpour.

    About 20 persons have also been rescued so far, officials say.

    The heavy rains, which lasted for several hours left people and goods in parts of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange and adjoining areas displaced.

    Other areas in the national capital badly affected by the flooding include Odaw, Avenor and Dansoman.