Accra flooded Adabraka residents drown as Oddorna River overflows

Several homes in many parts of Accra were flooded whiles commuters were left stranded as most roads were almost impassable.

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A heavy downpour in the capital city last evening put many lives in danger as some residence of Adabraka were reportedly drowned following the overflow of the Oddorna River.

A text message sent to University of Ghana’s Radio Univers read:

“Hey, hpe u gud....Jux hd a kol frm a frnd prayn me to tel u guys (@ radio universe) to help dem by announcing dat da pple living in Adabraka re drowning in da rain ryt nau...da Oddorna river z overflowing nd has caused da plc to flood...pls help dem by announcing nd calln upon Nadmo, or any organisation in da ryt position to assist, to cum to their rescue immediately..They re counting on u pls...thanks”

Hey, I hope you are good? I just had a call from a friend praying me to tell you guys at Radio Univers to help them by announcing that the people leaving in Adabraka are drowning in the rain now. The Oddorna River is overflowing and has caused the place to flood. Please help them by announcing and calling upon NADMO or any organisation in the right position to assist; come to their rescue immediately. They are counting on you, please. Thanks

Several homes in many parts of Accra were flooded whiles commuters were left stranded as most roads were almost impassable. The flood caused heavy vehicular traffic at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Spintex, Kaneshie and several other places. Most drivers parked their vehicles on the inner and outer pavements to prevent their vehicles from being carried away by the flood.

The rains which started around 4.30pm lasted till midnight.

Ghana is always hit by flood due to shallow drains constructed by road contractors alongside building on waterways. The indiscriminate dumping of refuse in already choked drains cannot be left out.

Check out how some Ghanaians reacted to the situation.

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