Two kids drown at construction site in Ablekuma

Two boys, aged 12 and 14 drowned Sunday in an open culvert created by road contractors at Olebu, a suburb of Ablekuma, Accra.

The Chinese road contractors created the culvert as part of works being done on that stretch of road.

According to residents, the open drain of about 12-feet attracts dozens of kids who come there to swim.

Sunday’s incident adds up to a growing list of tragedies recorded at construction sites due to unattended open drains.

The Asafo Interchange construction site in Kumasi has achieved notoriety following numerous drowning incidents at their open drains.

The bodies of the kids in the Olebu incident have since been deposited at the morgue.