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New Juaben Flood: Death Toll Rises To Two

One more person has been confirmed dead in Sunday’s flooding at New Juaben in the Eastern region.

The National Disaster Management Organisation team in the region confirmed the death of the taxi driver Kofi Baffo, 72, who was rescued after his taxi drowned.

This brings the death toll to two.

The vehicle which had four passengers on board, submerged when the driver attempted to drive through the flood at the Kenkey Factory road.

Three of the passengers were rescued by residents, but the flood towed away the driver and the female passenger.

The driver was later rescued in a heap of rubbish in an “unstable state” and was pronounced dead Monday morning.

The woman identified as Celestina Goka, 60, was a trader and left behind three children while the deceased driver left behind eight children.

The Eastern regional Minister, Mavis Ama Frimpong led the regional disaster team to visit the bereaved families on Monday.

Also accompanied was the Eastern regional NADMO Coordinator, Ransford Owusu Boakye and the MCE for New Juaben, Hon. Okyere Kusi.

The Eastern regional Minister who is the head of the disaster management team expressed condolences to the bereaved families and pledged government’s support for their funeral.

She also announced plans by the municipal Assembly to desilt choked gutters and demolish buildings on water ways.

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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