Following Wednesday’s downpour, four people who drowned in separate incidences have had their bodies found in various locations in the Ashanti Region.
On June 21st at night, three persons perished at Atafoa, Sepaase, and Tafo.
When he dove into the river to look for the deceased on June 22nd, the brother of one of the victims in the Atafoa event also perished.
To recover the dead, representatives from the National Fire Service, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), and some locals collaborated.
The NADMO’s Frank Duodu, the regional director for Ashanti, said that Wednesday’s downpour was the heaviest in four months.
After a significant downpour on Wednesday, the river overflowed its banks, trapping the two brothers, Kwaku Aboagye, 40.
After attempting to recover his brother’s remains from the river, Kwame Asuman, who is also in his late 50s, became stranded beneath the water.
The two brothers were abandoned beneath the river for hours without assistance because security personnel on the site, including the Ghana National Fire Service GNFS, Ghana Police Service, and the National Disaster Management Organization NADMO, did not live up to expectations.
Four local swimmers from Asuofua-Asaman were requested by the deceased’s relatives to assist in locating the body in the river.
While the second brother was discovered right where he had drowned, the first brother went missing and was only discovered 150 meters away.
The two brothers were already dead when the swimmers and some local youths found them, according to Assembly Member for Abrepo Daniel Acheampong, who was speaking to Ghanatodayonline reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng.
He stated that the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue has received the bodies for preservation.
To prevent more issues, he urged the locals to quit using the bridge whenever it rains.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng