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.

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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

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