Photos: Heavy Downpour Nearly Repeats June 3 Disaster In K’dua
But for the swift response by the New Juaben South Municipal Fire Service personnel, Ghana could have been hit with another June 3, disaster in Koforidua as a heavy thunderstorm set fire in an electricity pole to gut fire at a Shell Fuel filling station
But for the swift response by the New Juaben South Municipal Fire Service personnel, Ghana could have been hit with another June 3, disaster in Koforidua as a heavy thunderstorm set fire in an electricity pole to gut fire at a Shell Fuel filling station near B Foster Bakery in the center of the town
The thunder according to eyewitness strike the pole as the lite fire started spreading on the flooded ground before the fire personnel came to quench it off.
Some observers instead rushed closer to watch the situation though there was no casualty recorded.
The about two hour heavy storm which starts around 12: 30 got some communities of the Koforidua township such as Nsukwao, Zongo, Old Estate, Nkuben, Asokore, SDA hospital and some other parts flooded with water.
Houses around the SDA hospital at Old Estate were submerged as the main gutter was filled and water got spilled to force it way out through the street.
A Cold store ware house around the area was also filled with flood as workers got struck and would have to wait for the water to drain.
The flood brought a heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic to the area and vehicles and road users mostly students could not cross the road from one side to another.
Onlookers and some affected residents blamed the wrong citing of the cold store as the cause of the disaster.
According to them, though the area is a flood prone area, it doesn’t caused much destruction but the location of cold store has blocked the flow of the water and since worsened the situation.
The incident also serves as a job opportunity for some drivers who convey the passenger through the flood and charged for a fee of One cedi each.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Regional National Disaster Management team is yet to visit the affected areas as at the time of filing this report.
Source: David Sackey