Regional News Tue, 30 Apr 2019

3 children drown in ‘One-Village, One-Dam' project

Three children have drowned in a newly constructed dam under government’s ‘One-Village, One-Dam project at Soe, a suburb of Bolgatanga in the Upper East region, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.

The unfortunate incident which claimed the lives of the children happened on Monday, April 29, 2019

Confirming the incident on Bolgatanga-based Yem FM, Assembly Member for the area, Richard Abagna said the children drowned in the newly constructed dam while playing around the poorly constructed project.

He disclosed that prior to yesterday’s unfortunate incident, residents of the area through him raised safety measures around the dam and drew the attention of the contractor.

Yesterday’s incident follows similar deaths in other parts of the region including Bongo where deaths of children were recorded after they drowned in the newly constructed dams.

The bodies have since been deposited at the Bolgatanga hospital morgue while police revealed to MyNewsGh.com that they have commenced investigations into the incident.

Source: mynewsgh.com