Death toll rises to 12 in Kumasi floods

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

Death toll for the flooding in part of Ashanti Region has risen to twelve while the search for survivors and perished continues.

The death toll was ten on Tuesday July 3, but rescue officials have retrieved two additional dead bodies on Wednesday, bringing the total to twelve.

 These total of 12 persons confirmed dead was as a result of a heavy downpour in Ashanti Region for the last five days.

The last two deaths were recorded at Jachie in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.

over one hundred and fifty residents at Esreso also in the Ashanti Region have been rescued so far after their homes were submerged. Hundreds of people have so far been displaced in parts of the Region.

The five-day torrential rains have left many property destroyed while many residents are still trapped in their homes.

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Prime News Ghana's correspondent reports that the Oda River, one of the biggest rivers in the Region, overflown its banks, forcing the water to spill to nearby communities.

Vicinities such as as Esreso, Jachie, Dompoase, Aprabo new site, Adegya and others were all affected in the flood.

A joint operation of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Police Service and other security agencies have been out since Saturday, June 30, to rescue victims.

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