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Accra floods again after Friday downpour

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A heavy downpour on Friday morning resulted in flooding across the capital, Accra.

Some pedestrians and drivers have been left stranded as a result of the rains which lasted for over two hours and have left some roads in the city a damage side.

Some of the areas affected include the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Spintex, the Dome Pillar 2 road, the Sahara park in Adabraka, Ablekuma, parts of Teshie, the Obetsebi Lamptey roundabout and parts of Dzorwulu.

Heavy rains in the capital, more often than not, result in flooding across Accra, with many attributing the perennial occurrence to the siting of structures on waterways, and blocking of drainage systems, a situation that forces rushing flood waters onto the streets and into homes.

Many Ghanaians after the downfall took to social media to express their concerns and share photos and videos of flooding in the capital.

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) said three people died in the most recent flooding in the capital on Wednesday, May 29 after a heavy downpour in the capital.

Meanwhile, Dredging and haulage operations in the Odaw channel and Korle Lagoon started in April 2019 and according to the company in charge, Dredge Masters, it had so far desilted over one million cubic meters of waste material from the Odaw River and Korle Lagoon.

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