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October 8, 2017 | General News

Kumasi: Toddler Feared Drowned In Friday Flooding, 5 Others Missing

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Kumasi: Toddler Feared Drowned In Friday Flooding, 5 Others Missing

Rescue efforts are ongoing to find five people feared drowned at Amadaa in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region.

Three children and three adults went missing in the River Offin when they tried to cross over to their farms after Friday’s heavy downpour.

The heavy rains caused the river to overflow its banks, hence the canoe-trip to the farm became precarious.

Eye-witnesses say tree-trunks floating on the river hit the canoe causing it to capsize.

The River Offin is among the water bodies whose banks have been ravaged by of illegal mining.

The body of one of the victims, a woman in her late 50s, Ramatu Amadu, has been retrieved by local divers.

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Three children aged, 8 months; 4 years and 10 years are among the five missing in the river.

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Meanwhile, Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reports Saturday that the search for the five feared drowned is rounding to a close after hours of fruitless search.

Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com

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