The body of a 16-year-old boy, who drowned with about 20 other teenagers in the Apam sea, has been recovered.
This brings the number of dead bodies to 13 with two who were found alive currently receiving treatment.
The boy, whose body has been deposited at St.Luke’s Hospital at Apam, was reportedly found ashore.
However, it is believed that more bodies are yet to be retrieved as one of the survivors disclosed they were about 25.
The teenagers reportedly went to an area – where swimming is not permitted – along the shores of Apam on Sunday, March 6 to swim.
But while they were swimming, a heavy tide rose and they could not control themselves so they were taken away by the sea.
Meanwhile, government has come to the aid of the families of the deceased children who drowned on Sunday in the Apam Sea.
Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson, on behalf of Government, visited Apam in the Central Region Wednesday morning and made the presentation, which included an amount of GH₵36,000.
Mrs Hawa Koomson again expressed her condolences to the bereaved families and the entire community for their loss and assured the authorities of government’s support in ensuring the necessary rituals and various funeral ceremonies are performed as demanded by tradition.
The Fisheries Minister presented GH₵10,000 to the traditional authorities for the necessary funeral rites and cleansing rituals to be executed to prevent such incident from ever occurring.
- Kasoa murder: Spiritualist is a nursing mother of a 2-week-old baby – Police
- Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces
- Rapper DMX has died at age 50
- There’s no such thing as ‘spiritual money-doubling’ – Kwaku Bonsam warns
- Over 300 workers of Aviation Handling Services sent home
- Streetism in Ghana is a lucrative business where beggars are trained – PhD student at UG
- Father allegedly burns his 3-year-old baby for disrespecting him
- JoyFM’s Doreen Andoh shares how series of unfortunate events led her into broadcasting
- Men passing romantic comments about women at work is sexual violence – Lawyer
- I only request animal sacrifices to solve problems, not human parts – Kwaku Bonsam
Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy
Prince Philip: Royal fans in Harry and Meghan’s US home town hope rifts can be smoothed over following duke’s death
Africa hit with delays in AstraZeneca vaccine supplies
Passengers burnt alive in DR Congo bus crash
Managing Director of Tesah Capital urges Ghanaians to cultivate habit of investment
Mitigate investments risks, ask questions of fund managers – Dr Elikplimi Agbloyor advises investors
BBC flooded with complaints over Prince Philip coverage
Kwame Pianim urges young people to invest in financial markets
Livestream: Newsfile focuses on new Land Act
Guinness Ghana champions ‘Progressive Portrayal’ of women in media, advertising and entertainment industry
Philip was a natural leader but always fulfilled his sense of duty, friend says
Prince Philip: Gun salutes planned across UK after Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99
Take Covid-19 seriously – WHO warns Ghanaians again
We don’t need new laws, we need enforcement – Adjei Dwomoh on ‘get rich’ schemes
Pragmatic steps needed to advance professional development of female teachers