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30 people die in Ghana floods

world Updated: Jun 23, 2010 09:17 IST
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At least 30 people have died in floods caused by heavy rain in Ghana's four regions, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has said.

The military and Red Cross are continuing rescue and evacuation operations in Tema, Ashaima and Kpone, East Accra regions, where over 1,000 buildings have been damaged, causing losses to thousands of people, NADMO Coordinator Kofi Portuphy was quoted as saying by Prensa Latina.

Meanwhile, Highways and Roads Minister Joe Gidisu told Times Live daily: "Never in the last 15 years have we seen this kind of flooding, especially in the Greater Accra region where roads have been washed away and bridges collapsed, leading to the loss of lives and properties." The minister called the situation "national crisis".