The number of deaths recorded in the flood that took over Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, is now two.
As reported earlier, on Thursday, June 24, the entire ground floor of the Kumasi Central Market, popularly known as Kajetia Market, in the city of Kumasi, got flooded.
After four hours of rains, other parts of the Regional capital also got flooded, preventing commuters from moving from town to their various destinations.
According to our sources, one Madam Akosua Dufie, a secondhand cloth trader was carried away by the floods on her way back home.
On her way home, just after the deceased got to the edge of a certain footbridge, one gentleman warned her and other residents not to use the footbridge because the water had almost submerged the bridge.
Despite the warning, the deceased and the other residents proceeded to use the footbridge.
Unfortunately for them, the bridge collapsed when they got to the middle.
She was, however, carried away by the water together with two other residents.
The two others were rescued but attempts to rescue the deceased proved futile.
Her body was later found some 500 meters away.
According to the Assemblyman for the area [Anloga society], Mr. Solomon Kusi, they have never experienced this sort of downpour before.
One other death was recorded but full details are not yet available to InsiderGH.com.
Commenting on the issue, the Ghana Meteorological Agency blames the floods we have been experiencing on human actions.
According to them, the country, especially the major cities, are likely to experience more floods in the coming weeks.
According to the Head of Forecast at the agency, Mr. Joseph Kportsufe, Ghana’s major cities may not be able to withstand the heavy rains that the country will experience in the coming days.