Tragedy in Kumasi

A nine-year-old girl, Blessing Nana Yaa Osei, has drowned at Daaban New Site in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti region.

She drowned in floodwaters during a heavy downpour on Monday, 27 September 2021.

A woman, who was taking care of the child because the mother had travelled, Madam Yaa Baby, said the little girl went out on her blindside during the downpour.

She said a search was conducted for the girl’s whereabouts but was not found.

She said the little girl’s body was discovered in a stream some meters away from the house today, Tuesday, 28 September 2021.

The body of the deceased has been conveyed by the police and deposited at the morgue for preservation and autopsy.

Meanwhile, seven people also got missing at Ahenema Kokobeng in the Atwima Kwanwoma District after they were swept away by river Aboabo in their attempt to cross during the heavy downpour.

A Unit Committee member for the area, Kwadwo Bosomuru, who witnessed the persons being swept away, said the river overflowed its bank during the heavy downpour.