At least hundreds of residents in the Eastern Regional capital of Koforidua have been rendered homeless following flooding last Saturday.

Adom FM’s Maxwell Kudakor reported most of the displaced residents are putting up with relatives until flood water recedes.

Hundreds displaced, properties destroyed in Koforidua flooding

He said properties such as vehicles, television, mattresses, chairs, and fridges – worth thousands of cedis were destroyed in the flood.

Areas in Koforidua that got flooded include part of Alafia Zongo, Koforidua Magazine, Nsukwao, Efijuase Asokere, and the Abriwa Nkwanta junction.

Other areas include the Koforidua highway and the entrance to the Regional Fire Service office.

Some residents who spoke to Joy News were in tears because they have no relative to live with.  

Hundreds displaced, properties destroyed in Koforidua flooding

 “We are confused now because all our properties are gone and we don’t know where to go from here,” a female resident said. She wants government to come to their aid.

Hundreds displaced, properties destroyed in Koforidua flooding

Another resident said considering the nature of the flooding, it will take weeks for the water to be drawn out of their rooms. “The water reached the window level and this will take time before it recedes,” he said.

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