Regional News Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Boy drowns in Ashaiman dam, six others die in Adjeikojo stream on a rainy sunday

A 13-year-old boy drowned in the Ashaiman dam whilst swimming with his friends at night.

The deceased, Master Kwodjoe Acquah, affectionately called Agya Acquah, was said to have gone to the dam site Sunday night in the company of his friends to swim when the incident occurred.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Monday, the father of the boy, Mr. Kwesi Acquah, said he went to visit a patient at the hospital with his other children and on his return could not find the boy at home.

“Then I enquired and found out that he had gone with some friends to Lebanon to swim in the dam,” Mr. Acquah narrated.

He said they went to the dam site to look for him but could not find him and therefore lodged a complaint at the Ashaiman Police Station.

He informed that the body was discovered by the dam in the morning went he got there in the company of the Ashaiman Police.

The father, who had financial challenges, pleaded with the general public to assist him bury the body.

In a related development, six persons were reported drowned in one of the Sakumo Lagoon feeder streams at Adjei Kojo in the Tema West Municipality.

This was after a military pick-up veered off a bridge and plunged into the fast flowing water body during the Sunday deluge.

Several passengers who were travelling in the bucket of the truck were rescued but the six who were in the cabin were swept away.

National Desaster Management Organization (NADMO) mounted a search Sunday night and continued until four bodies were recovered.

Source: Ghananewsagency.org