Cape Coast floods Fire Service rescues trapped pupils

It took personnel of the Ghana National Fire Services (GNFS) about 45 minutes to rescue about 500 pupils to safety.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

About 500 pupils and their teachers of the Christ Church Anglican basic school in Cape Coast got trapped in their classrooms Friday morning after three hours of heavy rains.

It took personnel of the Ghana National Fire Services (GNFS) about 45 minutes to get the pupils to safety.

The rains started around 6am and continued to about 10.30 am leaving residents in flood prone areas stranded.

Other areas including Adisadel, Amamoma and Ankaful were also flooded.

The Public Relations Officer of the GNFS, Mr Abdul Hudu said they received distress calls from the school around 11 o’clock am and personnel, led by Station Officer One, Mr Eddy Williams immediately rushed to the place.

Mr. Hudu said firemen had to carry some of the pupils on their backs to safety while others were brought to safety using lines.

Mr. Hudu called on the Ghana Education Service and the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly to work at relocating the school to prevent any disaster.

He advised all to be extra careful and put in place safety measures to avert any disaster during the rainy season.

Source: Graphiconline

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233547385856, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Charlotte Osei EC chair to sue petitioners for defamationbullet
2 Charlotte Osei EC boss summoned to Parliamentbullet
3 Western Region Pastor arrested for duping over 4,000 people in...bullet
4 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment...bullet
5 Illegal Mining 10 Chinese arrested over galamseybullet
6 In Accra Leader of fraud, car robbery gang grabbedbullet
7 Ghana's President Akufo-Addo leaves for Cote d’Ivoire, Francebullet
8 Volta Breakaway Case Court frees secession movement leadersbullet
9 Charlotte Osei Allegations against me 'bogus',...bullet
10 Ghana Police Service IGP reshuffles top officersbullet

Top Videos

1 WATCH Kennedy Agyapong dances wildly to hip hop song in hilarious videobullet
2 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
3 Watch Adwoa Safo claims credit for Mahama's projectbullet
4 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head with...bullet
5 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave...bullet
6 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
7 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
8 Video Four suspects arrested for Captain Mahama's deathbullet
9 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day...bullet
10 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think...bullet

News