The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) together with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), has undertaken a demolition exercise at selected areas along the Subin Drain in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, following last Thursday’s flooding that hit the metropolis.
The exercise, which began last Friday, will continue at Anlonga Junction, Aforonkwanta-Dagomba Line and other communities along the Subin Drain.
At least seven people died at Asabi Junction in the Asokore Mampong Municipality following heavy rains in the region.
All the seven were reportedly swept away by floods while they slept in a shipping container.
The Thursday, 29 June 2018 downpour also flooded several areas including Tafo, Adum, Aboabo and Kwadaso.
Other affected areas included Anloga Junction, Airport Roundabout, Kronum, Afrancho, Asawase, Asafo, Moshie Zongo, Ohwim, Amanfrom, Ahinsan, Buokrom and Sokoban.
The four-hour heavy downpour displaced hundreds of residents.
A bridge on the Owabi River on the Ohwim-Amanfrom road was submerged after the river overflowed its banks, cutting off drivers.
At the Anloga Junction, fuel leaked from a gas filing station which got submerged, in the manner that led to the June 3 disaster that claimed over 150 lives in Accra at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) had to cut off power to the area to prevent any explosion.
The rains also caused damage to properties.