Jun 16, 2016

Floods leave many dead in southern Ghana

Accra
Ghana
by
Everton Fox
,
Al Jazeera
Rescue workers from Ghana's emergency services were called in to help as floods hit the capital city, Accra. Photo: Christian Thompson / EPA
Rescue workers from Ghana's emergency services were called in to help as floods hit the capital city, Accra. Photo: Christian Thompson / EPA

Four days of heavy and steady rain has left at least 10 people dead in the south of Ghana. The streets of Accra have been left under water after the torrential downpours caused widespread flooding earlier this week.

The nation's capital was hit bit 185mm of rain on Sunday, which is more than they would expect for the entire month of June. This is the wettest month of the year with an average rainfall of 178mm.

Since the weekend a further 50mm of rain has fallen exacerbating the severe problems already faced. President John Dramani Mahama has surveyed the areas concerned