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Over 4,000 Ghanaians Forced to Abandon Homes Amid Devastating Flood
Thousands evacuate homes in Ghana's Southeast as Akosombo Dam overflows.
More than 4,000 residents of Ghana have been compelled to evacuate their homes in response to a flooding emergency stemming from the overflow of the Akosombo Dam.
The Akosombo Dam, situated along the banks of the River Volta, has experienced an overflow resulting in the destruction of residential properties and farmlands. This catastrophe has caused significant disruptions in essential services, with certain regions experiencing interruptions in their access to water and electricity.
The Ghanaian government, as reported by BBC News on Friday, disclosed that thousands of individuals across a minimum of nine districts have been displaced due to this crisis.
Furthermore, the Global Disaster and Coordination System, an organization affiliated with the United Nations, has recorded seven injuries related to the disaster.
Preceding the inundation, the Volta River Authority had issued advisories, strongly encouraging residents to relocate to higher ground. This advisory was issued in light of escalating water levels upstream of the Akosombo Dam, primarily attributed to heavy rainfall in the region.
The Volta River Authority in Ghana has strongly urged residents to promptly evacuate to higher ground due to increasing water levels resulting from heavy rains upstream of the dam.
The ongoing deluge has also led to disruptions in crucial services, depriving certain areas of access to water and electricity. The official statement from the Ghanaian government, released on Friday, has confirmed that thousands of people from a minimum of nine districts have been forced to leave their homes as a direct outcome of the flooding, as reported by local media. Additionally, the Global Disaster and Coordination System, a United Nations affiliate, has reported seven injuries connected to this calamity.
Before the dam overflowed, the Volta River Authority had issued advisories, urgently recommending residents to relocate to higher ground. This action was prompted by the escalating water levels upstream of the Akosombo Dam, primarily due to heavy rainfall in the area.
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