At least 5 people have died in floods in the Northeast region of Ghana over the past few days.
According to media reports, 3 deaths occurred in the Chereponi area on 28 August. Two people died while trying to cross the river in the Bunkpurugu Nakpanduri area on 26 August. Three more people were killed by the lightning strike.
Floods also affected parts of the neighboring Northern Region, in particular the regional capital Tamale, where dozens of houses were damaged or destroyed and residents were forced to flee.
Recent floods in the North and Northeast regions follow flooding in the Upper West region of Ghana earlier this month, which severely damaged roads and homes. Flooding in the Upper East region in the following days also damaged roads, leaving communities in Bongo County isolated.