Four days of constant heavy rain has left ten people dead in 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 with 185mm or rain and it was more than what they expected for the entire month of June. This is the wettest month of the year with an average rainfall of 178mm.

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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. He was reported to have driven through several neighborhoods on a motorcycle.

There have been reports of heavy downpours to the west of Accra in the Central Regional capital, Cape Coast where ten people have been reported as dead due to the flooding.

This current spell of heavy showers is set to continue well into next week. The rainy season is not expected to ease significantly until early July.

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Source: Aljazeera