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4-year-old boy washed away by floods at Ahwiaa

A four-year-old boy, was on Tuesday evening washed away by running water from a gutter at Ahwiaa, a community in the Kwabre East Municipality. Brave Odoom, aka ‘Bishop’, was said to have fallen into the gutter, which was flooded after a downpour, when he and his siblings were returning from …

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Flooding hits six million people in East Africa

The number of people hit by seasonal flooding in East Africa has increased more than five fold in four years, according to UN figures. Nearly six million people have been affected this year with 1.5 million of them forced from their homes. Parts of the region are recording the heaviest …

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Flooding kills 41 in northern Nigeria

At least 41 people have died due to flooding in northern Nigeria, and more than 10,000 have been forced from their homes. The head of the emergency agency in Jigawa state, Yusuf Sani Babura, told the BBC’s Chris Ewokor that many families whose houses were destroyed are now staying in …

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Floods kill 7-year-old boy at Asokwa

A 7-year-old boy, Atta Prosper, has been washed away by floods at Asokwa in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi. This follows a heavy downpour on Thursday, 24 September 2020 around 5.30 pm. The rains and accompanying storm ripped off the roofs of buildings in the area. It also displaced some …

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Floods kill boy, 7

A 7-year-old boy, Atta Prosper, has been washed away by floods at Asokwa in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi. This follows a heavy downpour on Thursday, 24 September 2020 around 5.30 pm. The rains and accompanying storm ripped off the roofs of buildings in the area. It also displaced some …

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Five dead, seven injured in Upper East floods

Five persons died and seven got injured in recent floods in the Upper Region, preliminary data from the Regional Directorate of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has shown. According to the report, dated September 16, three of the deaths occurred in the Binduri District, while one each occurred in …

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Flood kills one more person

One more person has been confirmed dead in the flood that has hit the four regions up north of Ghana following the spilling of water from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso attended by days of rainfall. The deceased named Warisu Azumdo who’s thought to be about 17 years got …

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