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A FAMILY at Ahodwo near Sepaase in the Ashanti Region has been hit by massive tragedy as they have lost two young members through drowning on the same day.

Shilla Twumasi who is said to be 15 years old, and Alex Gyamfi, aged eight, reportedly, went to swim in the Dwahel River at Ahodwo near Sepaase and got drowned in the process.



The heartbreaking incident happened around 11:40am on Saturday, February 24, 2024, and it was reported to the Abuakwa Police by one Kwame Ampofo, 54, grandfather of the duo.

According to him, the two children went to swim and have fun in the river on Saturday morning but unfortunately, disaster struck as they both got drowned in the river in a disheartening manner.

Shilla and Alex were, according to a police statement, were rescued and rushed to the Afari Community Hospital but unfortunately they were pronounced dead on arrival.

“On February 24, 2024 at 1600 hours, Kwame Ampofo, aged 54, a resident of Ahodwo near Sepaase, came to Sepaase Station and reported that on the same day around 1140hrs his grandchildren, Shilla Twumasi, aged 15 and Alex Gyamfi, aged eight went to Dwahel river at Ahodwo near Sepaase to swim and got drowned in the process.

“On receipt of the information they proceeded to the scene and retrieved the victims in an unconscious state. They were rushed to Afari Community Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival by the medical officer.

“Police proceeded to the hospital on enquiries and inspection and found the bodies of the deceased lying in the same hospital morgue,” a police statement, seen by Press1News disclosed.

It said, “On inspection, mucus were found dripping from their nostrils as well as faeces from their anus,” adding that, “no marks of violence were seen” on both bodies to suggest foul play.

Bodies of the deceased persons, the police stated, were being kept in the Afari Community Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy as investigations into the drowning incident were ongoing.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.,


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