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Aboabo Fire Festival: 14-Year-Old Dead, Others Injured

Fri, 28 Jul 2023 Source: Info News Ghana

A teen's death has been confirmed following reports that he was struck by a stray gunshot during a fire festival in Aboabo, Asokore Mampong Municipality, Ashanti Region.

The victim, 14-year-old Masawudu Absul-Aziz, was reportedly shot during a mystical event.

Additionally, a number of patients have been admitted due to injuries sustained during the incident.

The deceased's uncle, Muaz Abdul-Baki, told Citi News, "My wife called me last night to tell me that the boy had attended the ceremony and been struck by a stray bullet, so I rushed there to confirm it was true."

Annually, the Dagbon, Mamprugu, and Nanumba ethnic groups observe the Fire Festival, also known as the Bugum Festival, to commemorate a historical event on the Mole-Dagbon calendar.

Each year, people who have relocated from the North and now reside in the South attend the festival.

Source: Info News Ghana