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Ghana hit by floods

At least 11 people have been killed, including four children, in floods caused by heavy rains that have caused serious damages since Monday in many areas of Ghana, especially in the south, the Missionary News Service reports.

According to Ghana’s main newspapers, the preliminary toll was issued by the National Disaster prevention body (NADMO) that said families had already identified the victims. The deaths nearly all occurred in the area west of Ghana’s capital Accra, where heavy rains caused the breaching of a dam, sweeping away homes in the areas of Tema and Ashaiman.

Ghanaian authorities fear the toll will rise significantly given to reports arriving mainly from the south. The media reports vast flooding and areas entirely isolated in the Eastern, Central and Volta regions, with many villagers forced to spend the night on the roofs of their homes.

Ghana experiences floods each year, but the local media defined the flooding of the past days the worst in recent history.

Source: MISNA