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Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
At least 34 people have been killed and 2 are still missing after heavy rains combined with waters spilling from a dam in Burkina Faso flooded parts of northern Ghana this month. The floods caused widespread damage to agriculture, roads and other infrastructure and left as many as 100 000 people homeless.
According to a statement released by Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on September 20, at least 34 people have been killed in Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions this month and as many as 100 000 people have been displaced.
The flooding was largely caused by overflowing White Volta River after heavy rains and water release from Bagre Dam, located on the same river across the border in Burkina Faso, some 30 km from Ghana.
Ghana flood Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Red