Sunday, 14 July

GNFS rescues more than 90 after heavy downpour

General News
Fire men rescuing stranded passengers during the floods

The Ghana Fire Service has reported a successful rescue operation that saved over 90 individuals over the weekend in the aftermath of heavy rainfall last Friday, which led to flooding in various areas, including Greater Accra, Tema, parts of the Central region, and other parts of the country.

In an official statement, the Ghana Fire Service revealed that they promptly responded to 12 rescue incidents spanning across five regions in the country. Their swift response and efficient efforts played a crucial role in ensuring the safety and rescue of numerous people who were affected by the flooding.

However, amidst the positive outcomes of the rescue operations, there was a tragic loss of one life.

The authorities said they are deeply saddened by this unfortunate event and extend their condolences to the affected family.

The Ghana Fire Service in its statement said it continues to work diligently to mitigate the impact of adverse weather conditions and ensure the safety and wellbeing of citizens in such challenging circumstances.

The service cautioned the public especially those in flood prone areas to take the necessary precaution of moving to higher grounds to prevent further loss of lives and properties.

 Details of the rescue mission

Source: Mensah