Rains cause more flooding, disruption in Ghana's capital

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Accra (dpa) - Heavy rains again drenched the capital city Friday, trapping hundreds of thousands of residents in low-lying areas inundated with flood waters and causing flight cancellations at Accra airport.

Roads, culverts and bridges were washed away as torrential flood currents snaked through the city. Business was brought to a standstill. Airlines were forced to reschedule or cancel flights from the main airport.

According to the Meteorological Services Department, 119 millimetres of rain was measured at the airport from the time the rain began Thursday night until noon on Friday.

Accra had yet to recover from rains Monday that caused widespread flooding. Rain measured through the first 14 days of June at 228.7 millimetres was more than the average for all of June at 221 millimetres, according to the Meteorological Service Department. dpa afe jm

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