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Two drown in heavy downpour in Kumasi


Date: Tuesday May 21, 2019, 7:30 am


By: WatchGhana.Com/Elisha Adarkwah


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Two people have drowned following Monday, May 20, 2019 torrential rains that flooded part of the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi and its adjoining districts.

Kofi Appiagyie, a 32-year-old taxi driver, was drowned in Pelele river at Asawase when he attempted to cross a bridge that links Dechemso and Asawase in the Asokore Mampong Municipality.

Eyewitnesses say Kofi, who was drunk slipped and fell into the flooded river. Though some residents tried helping him out, they could not.
Krosiya Awudu, a 9-year-old girl also got drowned while playing with her age mates during the heavy downpour that started around 3:30pm and lasted for about 2hours at Tafo Zongo in the Old Tafo Municipality.

Her mother, Salamatu Awudu, says Krosiya had finished cleaning utensils and did not know the time she went out and got drowned.
Rescue team are still searching for the duo.

The Monday's torrential rain caused havoc to properties and residents in the regional capital and its adjoining districts.
Many were displaced while properties were also destroyed in the process.
Some areas flooded by the rains include Atafoa, Dechemso, airport roundabout, Kumasi central market, Krofrom, Tafo Nhyiaeso road, Ahinsan, Anloga Junction among others.

Source: WatchGhana.Com/Elisha Adarkwah

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