Two Kids Drown In Abandoned Galamsey Pit At Obuasi

credit: CSIR

The bodies of two children were on Saturday recovered after they drowned in an abandoned Galamsey pit at Boete in the Obuasi East District of the Ashanti Region.

The deceased, who have been identified as 11-year-old Bashiru Ibrahim and 13-year-old Nurudeen Sufian, had gone to the site to swim when the incident happened.

A joint rescue team from the Ghana National Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) with support from the Police and personnel from the Anglogold Obuasi Mine spent an hour before recovering the bodies.

The bodies have been deposited at the Obuasi Government Hospital Morgue.

Obuasi East District NADMO Coordinator, Gado Tahiru said the bodies will be released to bereaved relatives for burial on Monday.

source: citinewsroom

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