Ten-hour rain in northern Ghana last Saturday, July 17 2021, left towns inaccessible after floods destroyed one lane of the Nuoyiri-Bombonte road in the Bole District of the Savannah Region.
The extent of damage caused exposed commuters to danger making residents and motorists stranded for awhile.
The road which was covered with the floods caused an accident to a Kumasi bound A.O bus with registration number GM-3948-13 enroute to Kumasi from Wa when the driver unknowingly drove through the flooded lane which has been destroyed by the rains and unfortunately the bus somersaulted at Nuoyiri road.
An eyewitness told the myrepubliconline.com that the accident happened around 7am Saturday morning but there was no casualty.
According to the eyewitness, the floods have wreaked havoc causing destroying a small bridge on the road and extended it havoc on the other side of the lane reducing the two-lane road to one.
But with the timely intervention of a police patrol team from Bole the situation was under control and lives were saved as as personnel provided security to both accident victims and commuters using the road.
The police who arrived at the scene spent hours of controlling traffic and also had to put up warning signs to indicate to other road users that the road has been reduced into a single lane.
The eye witness said the flood had destroyed the road which needed urgent attention from the Department of Urban Roads to avert any disaster in the coming days or risk losing more lives.
He appealed to the Ghana Highway Authority to take action immediately to avoid any inconveniences.