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Some residents of Diabene in the Essikadu-Ketan constituency in the Western Region have rushed to the community’s cemetery to collect the remains of their relatives.

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This comes after the chief and queen mother of the area reclaimed parts of the graveyard for another project.

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The exhumation, which occurred on Thursday with the assistance and supervision of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly’s Environmental Health Department, is to create enough room for the expansion of the town’s football field.

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A backhoe loader was seen breaking open the graves to exhume the bodies, while the relatives waited with coffins in hand to pick up the remains of their dead for reburial.

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