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Two primary six pupils drown in Newmont Dam

Two primary six pupils of Ahafo Kenyasi No.2 R/C Basic school have drowned after diving the Newmont dam in Ahafo Tutuka.

Two primary six pupils of Ahafo Kenyasi No.2 R/C Basic school have drowned after diving the Newmont dam in Ahafo Tutuka.

The pupils have been identified as 13-year-old David Opoku and 14-year-old Thomas Opoku.

It is unclear their reason for visiting the dam.

Okyeame of Ahafo Tutuka, Nana Yaw Ofori giving details of the development said the council arranged for divers and swimmers to rush to the rescue of the children after they were notified of the drowning.

 

He added that when they got to the scene, there was no sign of the two boys and the efforts of the five divers were seeming futile.

According to him, It took incantation and libation for the divers to reach the middle course, where one of the boys was discovered.

The second was also found shortly after in the middle of the pit dead.

However, both were already dead before help arrived and with police assistance, their bodies have been conveyed to the Saint Elizabeth Hospital morgue.

Two of the five rescuers said the exercise was a difficult one since the dam was very deep.

This has brought the total death toll as a result of drowning in the Newmont dam to 5, per a report by the Unit Committee member, Madam Angelina.

She made a passionate appeal to the government to seize access to the dam in a bid to prevent further damages.

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