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16.04.2008 Education

Junior High Students drown in Wa

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Two Junior High School students on Monday drowned in a dam on the Kaleo road in Wa during a swimming practice.

The teenagers, Master Nabil Mahama, 15, was a student of Limayiri Junior High Model School and a candidate for this year's Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), and Master Abdulai Alhassan, 18 was also a form one student of Kabanye English and Arabic Junior High School.

An eyewitness account said, the deceased and two others who survived the accident used a canoe that had a hole on the bottom and as they were on their way, water started entering into the canoe, resulting in their drowning.

The two surviving students whose names had not been given cried out for help and some lookers came to rescue them.

At 9.00 am on Tuesday morning, when GNA visited the scene, divers had removed Alhassan's body and laid it by the edge of the dam while a search was going on for Mahama's body.

Madam Samata Alhassan, mother of Abdulai said the deceased left the house at about 3.00 pm and not quite long, she heard the news that her son had drowned in the dam.

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