Ghana: a BECE candidate drowns in a river

Two siblings drown in a pool in Ghana

Two young siblings have both drowned in an abandoned pool at Saw Mills, a suburb of Akyem Oda in the Birim Central Municipality of the Eastern Region, Ghana, according to reports.

“The two siblings were playing football around the pool area which is a few meters from their residence,” reports said.

“The sister jumped into the water in attempts to retrieve the ball, began screaming for help, causing her brother to jump in to save her,” reports said.

They both drowned in the presence of other children they were playing football with.

One of the children rushed home to inform the mother of the deceased who together with other residents rushed to the pool area to find both children floating.

The police were immediately notified and together with the Akyem Oda Fire service personnel, the bodies were retrieved.

Investigations have commenced.

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