2 women,2 children die in floods

Four people, including two children lost their lives following torrential rains which flooded some communities in the Central Region at the weekend.

A section of a mud house collapsed on two middle-aged women and an eight-year-old girl at Kissi Kwahenkrom in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem Municipality, while a six- year-old was electrocuted at Amamoma in Cape Coast.

The Kissi incident, which happened last week Thursday, at about 3:30pm, involved two female siblings; Maame Sikayena, 45 and Ama Boode, 50, and the latter’s eight- year old daughter, Rose Nsonwah.

Mr. Sandy Amartey, Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation(NADMO), confirmed the two incidents to The Ghanaian Times yesterday.

The Ghanaian Times gathered that the three were standing near the mud house believed to have been weakened by the rain, when a section suddenly caved in on them killing the girl instantly.

Residents rushed the women to the hospital, but one died on the way while the other followed shortly after they arrived at the hospital.

At Amamoma near the University of Cape Coast where the electrocution incident occurred on Saturday, the boy was said to have walked into a stagnant water which unknown to him, had been energised  by a live electricity cable .

He was rushed to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital but died.Meanwhile a 10-year-old boy was electrocuted at Dichemso, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, on Sunday.

The boy, known as Dada is said to have joined his friends for bird hunting on June 12.

Reports said upon spotting some of the birds in a nearby bush, Dada climbed a welding container which had bare cables around it in order to aim at the birds.

As he jumped onto the container, Dada received a severe shock leading to his untimely death.

His friends said they called for help but it was too late.

 From Jonathan Donkor, Cape Coast

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