Ghana floods: Toll hits 24

2010-06-21 17:10

Accra - At least 24 people were killed across Ghana at the weekend after severe floods swept away houses, the chief of the west African country's disaster management agency said on Monday.

"The national figure has gone up to 24 ... and we are doing everything possible to rescue those who are still trapped by the floods and provide relief items to them," said Kofi Portuphy, co-ordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation.

Three regions, including coastal capital Accra, have been most affected by the floods, triggered by heavy rains that pounded the country on Sunday.