Africa18-year-old Girl Swept, Died in Flood

18-year-old Girl Swept, Died in Flood


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Accra, Ghana – An 18-year-old girl, Mary, has been washed away by raging flood waters at Tesano in Accra, one of the challenges facing many cities in African continent.

18-year-old Girl Swept, Died in Flood

The incident happened after a heaving downpour which lasted for about two hours hit the area on Sunday evening,  5th June 2022.


According to eyewitnesses, the girl was trying to salvage her slippers, which fell into a small drain when she was swept away into a drain.

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The girl, who was the fourth of four children, is reported to have been lying down, when a vehicle stopped to buy corn from her.

So she served the person, but while going back to sit down, her slippers fell off into the gutter, so when she bent down to pick it, the floods swept her away.

After several attempts and rescue, she was later found dead, in the drain after the rains.

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