Taxi with passengers overturns in floodwater

Taxi with passengers overturns in floodwater

- Many eyebrows have been raised on social media by the disturbing nature of a video taken during a flood

- In the footage, two cars, in particular, were overwhelmed by the rising water that overturned one of them

- The lady who recorded the incident was heard screaming "we need help"

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A disturbing video of a taxi and another saloon car that were trapped in floodwater after just an hour of downpour has raised many eyebrows on social media.

In the footage sighted by on the official Instagram page of factsandtruths_official, it was confirmed that the incident was recorded around Santa Maria in Accra.

According to the lady who took the footage from a safe haven, the cars were containing about three people each before the flood trapped them.

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The taxi in the video was seen overturning as the woman kept screaming for help that appeared to have had no prospects of coming.

The incident took place on October 28, just after about an hour of heavy rainfall that hit the national capital, Greater Accra Region.

It is hoped that responsible stakeholders sit up and fix the perennial flooding issue that keeps claiming lives year in and year out particularly in and around Accra.

Live video of taxi with passengers overturned with floodwater in Accra
A taxi with passengers overturned in floodwater in Accra. Source: Instagram, factsandtruths_official
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, previously reported that hundreds of houses and farmlands were destroyed as a result of heavy rainfall that lasted for more than 10 hours in several parts of the Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state on Monday, August 3.

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At the end of the downpour, some residents of the affected areas who were rescued from the rampaging flood took shelter in their neighbourhood.

Areas mostly affected were the Gidan Bugaje Bakin Korama, Gaba Wuri, Gangaren Bakin Gidan Zaki, and Katanga. In some of the affected areas, houses and foodstuffs were seen submerging in the flood.

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