Search continues today for the ten(10) year old girl reportedly drowned in Koforidua after a heavy downpour on Tuesday afternoon.
The victim, Nafisah Mumuni a class three (3) pupil of King of Kings Preparatory school allegedly drowned while walking in the floods with her elder sister to the house after closing from school.
while walking in the floods with her elder sister to the house after closing from school.
A search team made up of Police, NADMO, and residents led by the Assembly Member for the area Benard Acheampong searched for the victim in the Nsukwao drainage facility till 6:00 pm yesterday but to no avail.
School authorities declined to speak on the incident during a visit on Wednesday morning.
The family of the victim had however gathered in anxiety at the family house. The mother of the victim was being consoled in a room.
The Koforidua -Sentimental area was the worst affected after an hour and a half downpour on Tuesday.
Flood Waters overflowed the newly constructed 16 million cedis Nsukwao drainage facility and flooded homes, shops, and roads in the area causing damage to many properties.
The Eastern Regional Capital, Koforidua has been experiencing serious floods for about two months now after every heavy downpour.
On Monday, September 13, 2021, a two-hour rainfall in the Municipality saw one of the worst floods ever.
Dozens of homes and shops near the Nsukwao drainage facility were also seriously flooded causing damage to many household properties and items being offered on sale in the shops
Some houses and walls collapsed as the floodwaters violently entered homes.
Many domestic animals particularly dogs, cats, sheep, goats, and fowls were drowned and carried away by the floods.
Dozens of residents were displaced.