Four people lost their lives in flooded river


Brakwa (C/R), June 30, GNA - Four people lost their lives when the vehicle on which they were travelling together with nine others, submerged in a flooded river between Agona Nyakrom and Nkum on Sunday June 20, 2010.

They were travelling from Agona Swedru with nine others,

The deceased were Kwame Ocran, 18, from Brakwa, Maami Esi Nana, 18, from Brakwa Eshiem, Alhaji from Odoben and Afua Asanwa, a mother of four children from Nkum.

Their bodies were deposited at the Breman Asikuma Catholic Hospital on June 21, 2010, awaiting burial on July 3, 2010.

According to Ghana News Agency's (GNA) investigations, Kwame Ocran and Esi Nana were traveling from Accra to register as voters at Brakwa Registration Centre when the incident occurred.

Miss Deborah Afedzie, 28, and a native of Brakwa Eshiem, who survived, said they all saw the danger coming ahead but the driver refused to heed to their advices not to cross.

She said she saw seven people being retrieved together with the deceased, Ocran and Esi Nana.


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