Family of six swept away by floods at Esreso near Kumasi

A family of six members were swept away by flood waters Friday dawn, at Esreso near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Five bodies have been retrieved, with One person still missing and feared dead.

This was after the family of six were swept away in a vehicle around 1am on Friday whilst trying to cross the Ankonim river near Esreso as per reports on Graphic online.

The floods followed a heavy downpour on Thursday which caused the Ankonim River to overflow its banks, blocking the only access route to residential areas.

The strong currents swept them away when they tried to cross, according to reports.

Reports say after about five hours of search, the five bodies were found.

Efforts are underway to find the sixth person.

More soon……

By: Derrick Ofori