Five people have been confirmed dead and hundreds more have been displaced from their homes in Accra as a result of flooding caused by heavy rainfall on 2 and 3 June. The worst affected areas are Mallam, Gbawe, New Gbawe, Awoshie, Santa Maria, Kwashieman, Kwashie-Bu, Sakaman and Sowutuom in the west of the city, where many buildings collapsed or were severely damaged and roads and bridges have been destroyed. Victims received assistance from police, soldiers, firemen and the national disaster management organization (NADMO).

Despite a let-up in the bad weather local radio station Joy FM reports that some areas remain under water.

Flooding is a regular occurrence in Accra during the rainy season, when low-lying communities living along the city

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