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Update: One Dies In New-Juaben Flood

A female passenger has died when a taxi she was boarding submerged in flood at Nsukwao in the New-Juaben municipality of the Eastern region.

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

E/R minister Mavis Ama Frimpong at the scene

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.”

Body of the woman believed to be in her 40s retrieved

According to Eastern regional correspondent , the female passenger was found dead in the taxi as a rescue team of NADMO officials, fire service and police arrived at the scene.

Ansah reports that several houses had also been submerged with several properties destroyed as the rains set in.

Meanwhile, the MP for New-Juaben South Dr Mark Asibe Yeboah has abandoned his campaign launch in solidarity with the affected persons.

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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