Accra floods Prez John Mahama holds emergency meeting over Accra disaster

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President John Dramani Mahama has chaired a national crisis and emergency meeting at the Flagstaff House.

The President was been briefed on the situation in Accra following the floods and accompanying fire outbreak that killed over 100 people and destroyed properties.

The meeting, which was aimed at reviewing strategies to prevent future occurrences, was being attended by the country's security chiefs.

Earlier, President Mahama visited the Goil Filling Station at Nkrumah Circle that caught fire last night. Read more This must not happen again - Mahama

The number could go up, security officials fear.

“A lot of people have lost their lives, many of them through the floods and very many of them through the fire at the filling station,” the President said.

“We have to take some measures to deal with this but a lot of times when the steps are drastic, you have people expressing sympathy,” he stated

“We must sit and strategize to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” President Mahama told the press.

Accra experiences frequent floods every year but the death count from the floods of Wednesday night are reported to be amongst the heaviest ever recorded with the previous worst recorded deaths standing at 17 in 2001.

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