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Kumasi: Girl, 9, drowns after heavy downpour (Video)

A nine-year-old girl, Blessing Nana Yaa Osei, has drowned at Daaban New Site in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti region.

She drowned in floodwaters during a heavy downpour on Monday, 27 September 2021.

A woman, who was taking care of the child because the mother had travelled, Madam Yaa Baby, said the little girl went out on her blindside during the downpour.

She said a search was conducted for the girl’s whereabouts but was not found.

She said the little girl’s body was discovered in a stream some meters away from the house today, Tuesday, 28 September 2021.

The body of the deceased has been conveyed by the police and deposited at the morgue for preservation and autopsy.

Meanwhile, seven people also got missing at Ahenema Kokobeng in the Atwima Kwanwoma District after they were swept away by river Aboabo in their attempt to cross during the heavy downpour.

A Unit Committee member for the area, Kwadwo Bosomuru, who witnessed the persons being swept away, said the river overflowed its bank during the heavy downpour.

Seven feared drowned

Seven people were feared drowned following heavy rains at Ahenema- Kokoben in the Atwima -Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region on Monday, September 28, 2021.

Kumasi and its neighbouring districts have been witnessing heavy rains for the last couple of days as many parts of metropolis were flooded after the torrential rains which continued for over four hours.

According to unconfirmed reports, they allegedly fell into the Aboabo stream at the Ahenema- Kokoben which had over flooded after about two hours of a downpour.

The missing persons , according to eye witnesses were said to have drowned after they attempted to escape from their respective cars which were  been swept away by the river

Speaking to OTEC News Kwame Agyenim Boateng some eyewitnesses said  although they saw the victims struggling in the river, they could not do anything to save the them  due to the strong current of the running water.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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