Man drowns after heavy downpour

Nyansah (UE)- One person is feared dead in Wednesday’s floods at Nyansah, a farming community in the Builsa North District of the Upper East Region.

Mr Alhassan Adunchaab, a farmer in his forties left home with a brother with a fowl he intended to sell at the Sandema market, when he fell and was swept away in the Agbeli-Kpeye River.

The River passes through the Sandema and the incident happened after one of the heaviest rains in the Region.

Even though the carcass of the fowl and Adunchaab’s sandals were found during a search, the body of Mr Adunchaab has still not been found, leaving the entire Nyansah community where he hails from in despair.

Also, farming activities along the River banks and the entire community have come to a standstill as search parties took turns to search for the body of Mr Adunchaab.

Mr Avariko Agolikum, father of Mr Adunchaab who narrated the incident to the Ghana News Agency, said the two brothers left home to the market to transact business but on reaching the River bank after the heavy rains, the brother advised that they returned, considering the level of water in the River.

However, Alhassan, bent on selling the fowl at the market to enable him to use the proceeds to solve some pressing problems, impressed on the brother to continue to the market place.

Mr Agolikum said after the younger brother had managed to swim across the River, Adunchaab was unable to follow, as a bigger wave swept off his feet into the River.

According to him, even though the younger brother shouted for help, luck was not on his side as the brother’s body was drag fast away.

Mr Agolikum said his son was married with three children and added that the search was continuing.

Source: Ghana News Agency