Accra Floods: Military Couple dead

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) have retrieved four bodies two of which are a husband and wife military officers who drowned in Sunday’s heavy downpour in Accra.

The bodies were retrieved in the gutters along the Tema-Accra motorway.

S/Sgt Arthur Jabez, 45 and his wife WO Sarah Kuadzi, 40 were travelling in a military pick up from a funeral in Tema when their vehicle got caught in the flood waters at a suburb along the motorway known as Adjei-Kojo.

The incident occurred at the centre of the motorway where a gaping hole expanse into a culvert that transfers water from the northern parts of the Tema to its south-western part. This resulted in the vehicle skidding off the road causing the pickup to plunge into the flowing flood waters below.

According to eyewitnesses, there were four adults – the couple and two others including a baby – in the cabin of the pickup. The bucket of the pick-up also had passengers.

Apart from parts of Accra such as Dodowa, Amasama and Afienya, some of the worst affected areas in the country, according to the Ghana Meteorological Agency, include Kpetoe, Akatsi, Ho, Kpandu and their environs in the Volta Region.

In the Eastern Region, Koforidua, Begoro and Nkawkaw were badly hit. Similar heavy rains killed five people last week.

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