3-year-old feared dead in Thursday’s floods

Thursday morning's torrential rains left large parts of Accra in terrifying floods.

A Two-and-a-half-year-old baby girl has reportedly been swept away by flood waters as heavy rain engulfed parts of the Greater Accra region Thursday morning.

Citi News’ Elvis Washington reports that the flood waters carried away the baby at Tema Site 7.

According to the mother of the baby, she left her indoors whilst cooking outside only to be informed by a neighbor that her baby had fallen into a near drain.

Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have begun a search for the missing girl. Nursery school trapped by flood waters Also at Odawna-Sahara, a suburb of Accra, some nursery kids were trapped by flood waters in their school

Citi News’ Richard Mensah reported that at Sahara, buildings have almost been covered by the flood waters, including the nursery school, the Rapid Results Day Care Centre. Some residents attempted to rescue the kids before a joint police and military team arrived to take over rescue operations.

Accra floods again

Several parts of Accra have flooded heavily following the rains. Many commuters who were on their way to work, had to seek refuge on high ground.

Several cars also parked, but others struggled through the rains despite severe flooding of some roads. Citi News’ Franklin Badu Jnr, who observed the situation around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and Kanashie areas, reported that the Odaw River, for instance, has overflown its banks.

The machines which are being used to dredge the Odaw River, also risk being overcome by the flood waters.

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