Pinaxonline.com earlier reports indicating that 20 unidentified children died on Monday, March 08, 2021 after they went swimming in the seat at Apam in the Central Region of Ghana.
According to the District Police Commander, DSP Moses Osakono, who confirmed the misfortune, said 8 bodies have so far been retrieved from the sea. He further stated that the police and a search team have been out in place to help retrieve the dead bodies. This is what he had to say;
”We were able to retrieve 6 bodies in the morning. We are collaborating with the DCE. My investigator is also here. So very soon, we will mobilize the bodies to see how many we have lost”.
According to the DSP, the Apam sea has not been open to the public since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. He further added that the children were not seen whiles making their way to the sea to go and swim.
The DSP further disclosed that they children did not use the usual route which leads to the sea but rather they used the route which is near the Apam river to the sea adding that those who lived around the sea could not even see them.
He also disclosed that there were rumors on Sunday evening that someone had drowned but the police were informed on Monday morning which adds up to be that of the said 20 children who drowned.
Well, information reaching our outfit indicates that 12 bodies have so far been retrieved from the sea with 8 still being searched for.
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