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.

Read more on:    ghana  |  west africa  |  weather
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Must see: The world’s most expensive timepiece

At $40 million this is the most expensive watch in the world.

 
 

Luxury living

Ridiculous demands people with too much money make
8 of the priciest places to dock your yacht
Habits of the world’s richest people
The rich dogs of Instagram
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may upset the apple cart today which can leave you feeling a bit out of balance. Blame it on the new Moon as there is a...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.