Ghana destroys hundreds of homes in Accra to prevent floods

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Security forces watch as residents burn dwellings in an impoverished neighborhood in Accra, Ghana, June 20, 2015.PHOTO: Reuters
ACCRA (Reuters) – Bulldozers razed hundreds of homes and businesses in the poor Sodom and Gomorrah neighbourhood of Ghana’s capital on Saturday so the authorities can start widening a lagoon to prevent a repeat of this month’s deadly floods.
Some residents said security forces sprayed them with tear gas after they threw stones to protect their livelihoods from the bulldozers. By evening, thousands were stranded in the rain amid rubble and household goods strewn for more than a mile.
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Source:: PM Newspaper