Boy, 4, killed by flush water

A four-year-old boy, who was on Tuesday evening washed away by running water in a gutter, was later found dead in a river, at Ahwiaa, in the Kwabre East municipality.

Brave Odoom, aka ‘Bishop’, was said to have fallen into the gutter, which was flooded after a downpour, when he and his siblings were returning from an errand by their mother.

His eight-year old senior brother, who was close to him and tried to save him, was unsuccessful and fell by the gutter.

 An eyewitness told the Ghana News Agency that, when he saw the senior brother by the gutter, he rushed to his rescue only to be told that the running water had already taken the younger brother away.

 He said a research party was organised, but could not trace the victim until Wednesday morning when his body was found in River Truba in the area.

Mr Anthony Senya, Kwabre East Municipal Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), expressed regret about the incident, and appealed to parents not to send young children on errands during or after rains, since that could be dangerous.

 Mr Emmanuel Kwame Frimpong, Assembly Member for Ahwiaa Overseas Electoral Area, appealed to the municipal assembly to help repair the deplorable drainage systems in the area, to prevent further occurrence. – GNA


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