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Eleven people have been killed by flash floods, lightning and torrential rains in the Ashanti Region in the last one-and-half months.

According to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) all the deceased are minors.

The deaths were recorded in separate locations between September and October this year.

Ashanti Regional NADMO Coordinator, Kwabena Nsenkyire

The development comes after a nine-year-old boy was killed following torrential rains at Abuakwa, in the Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipality last Saturday. The body of the victim was recovered early Sunday morning following a search by NADMO officials and town folks.

Ashanti Regional NADMO Coordinator, Kwabena Nsenkyire says the situation is alarming.

“For almost one-and-half month now children under 10 years have swept by the rain. The last one happened at Abuakwa…But we have intensified education in all the 43 districts in the Ashanti region since I assumed office. As we all know, probably most of the people in the rural communities do not know much about climate change. And whenever it rains a life is lost. It is a matter of worry”, Nsenkyire explained as he pushes for the introduction of disaster management into the school curriculum.

Areas that were hit by the floods include; Adum, Abuakwa, Manhyia and Ash-town.

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