Three years after June 3rd this country still floods regularly and worse, people are still losing their lives to the rain.
Monday night a serious downpour hit Accra and flooded the city as usual.
However, it later turned out that it has also led to casualties, with a doctor who lived in Teshie declared dead after her car flooded and she drowned.
Dr. Ayah Hayfron’s story went viral after her husband tearfully narrated how she went missing in the flood waters when her car was submerged.
According to him she was returning from church with two people she picked up to help escape the flood waters when the worst happened.
The rushing water carried her car into a drain at Teshie Rasta, and whilst the two people she was with were rescued, rescuers couldn’t find her.
An eyewitness told Citi News:
“On Monday at about 10:00pm, the rain started falling and I got up to move my car from that side because I stay around. But while I was moving, I discovered that the lady was on the other side and I gave her a little signal to hold on because the capacity with which the water was coming was too much. After I came back from parking my car, I discovered that she made an attempt to go into the water and her car was already locked in the middle of the bridge. We made every attempt to rescue them but it was just unfortunate we rescued only two people.
“She picked two people in her car to help them cross to the other side. It was so unfortunate that for her, we could not rescue her. The time we wanted to reach out to her, that was when the water took her in the car into the gutter. We made every possible effort to save her but we couldn’t.”
Her body was later discovered.
Hayfron, who was a doctor, had a 15 month old baby with her husband.