Flooding 5-year-old boy found dead in Ho after heavy downpour

The deceased is yet to be identified but his body was transport to the morgue after a joint team of Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) visited the scene of the flood in an area called GOIL town.

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A five-year-old boy has been found dead after a heavy downpour Friday in Ho in the Volta Region.

The deceased is yet to be identified but his body was sent to the Regional Hospital morgue after a joint team of Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) visited the scene of the flood in an area called GOIL town.

READ MORE: Part of Kumasi Central prison destroyed by heavy downpour

The NADMO boss, Divine Bossman, said the team was on an assessment tour of  the affected areas in the municipality.

The rains which lasted about two hours is said to have flooded major streets in the municipality.

Storm drains around Mawuli estate and Ho Technical University, Bankoe, Anlokordzi, CK Road and other adjoining areas were all affected, Accra-based Citi FM reported.

READ MORE:Expect more rains - Meteo

Commuters on the Ho-Aflao road had a difficult time crossing the bridge near the Ho Polyclinic while residents were left stranded at both ends after sections of the road were disconnected by the waters, according to the report.

More rains expected

Meteorological experts have warned of more rains this year.

The Assistant Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Frederick Otu Larbi, said forecasts indicate an amount of rainfall above average

“Expect more rainfall coming in in the morning for those of us in the south.”

“For the north, the rains can be heavy and come with strong winds [that] could cause damage to property and life,” said.

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