Photos: Accra flooded; One feared dead

Hours of torrential rains in the capital have left Accra flooded with a 15-year-old feared drowned in the Tema enclave.

According to reports reaching Starr News, several vehicles have broken down in the middle of roads with some passengers trapped in commercial vehicles.

Choked gutters are overflowing as some residents are trapped indoors hoping disaster management organization – NADMO – and the security agencies come to their aid.

“It is a chaotic situation at the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange,” Morning Starr host Nii Arday Clegg described the scene during his monitoring.

Rasasi from Kisseman told Kweku Obeng Adjei during the Starr Mid-Day News that a bridge at Alogboshie has collapsed while Komla Dumor Newsroom’s Papisdaf Abdulai reported that residents in areas like Odawna, Adabraka, Airport, Alajo, Lapaz among others are busily struggling to salvage their properties from the floods.

He said major roads have also flooded causing vehicular congestion.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Meteorological Agency has warned that the rains will persist for a while, hence the need for Ghanaians to avoid fast flowing water.

A caution message being circulated by Communications minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah said: “The Ghana Meteorological Agency has advised that the rains will continue for a while longer; hence the general public should avoid fast flowing water, move from lower ground to higher places if need be and call emergency lines- including 112 should the need arise”.

Six days ago, Ghana observed a one year anniversary of the June 3 flood and fire disasters which claimed 160 lives.

Source: Ghana/

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