The second spate of flash flooding in a week has left at least 7 dead in Accra, capital city of Ghana. Around 12 people have now died in floods in the city since early April.
Local media outlet Ghana Web said that “a total of seven bodies were retrieved from flood waters at different parts of the capital following heavy rains on Sunday, April 14, 2019.”
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation reported that the heavy downpour lasted about 3 hours. Inadequate or blocked drainage channels were once again blamed for the flooding.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) said 4 bodies were recovered from flood waters in Ashaiman in Greater Accra Region. Other bodies were reportedly recovered in Sakaman and Odorna.
The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) issued a severe weather alert on 14 April, warning that “a rainstorm at the southern portions of Togo is forecast to affect places in the southern half of the country.”