Ahotor, a farming community in the Atebubu-Amanten District of the Brong Ahafo Region was on Tuesday [March 21, 2017] thrown into a state of shock and mourning, following the death of two pupils in a dug-out pond in the area.
The deceased were Kindergarten (KG) pupils from the Ahotor DA Primary School.
They were only identified as Michael and Solomon aged 7 and 4 respectively.
The two reportedly got drowned in the pond created by a relative to provide constant water for the construction of his mud house.
According to the Headmaster of the school, Jalulah Peter Naabi who confirmed the incident to Citi News, the two boys were from his school and did not report for school that day.
He said the kids were left in the care of their grandmother who decided to visit the construction site with them whilst their father left to get gravel at a different location for the project.
He continued that the kids took advantage of the lack of vigilance on the part of their grandmother and decided to swim in the pond which had gathered water following Sunday’s rainfall.
He said they were there swimming unnoticed when the unfortunate incident occurred, leaving the two dead.
A third child who refused to swim, stood and watched his senior brothers, and after sensing danger, run home to report the occurrence when he could not see them floating in the pond.
They however, died before help could come. The bodies of the pupils have since been buried and police have also commenced investigations into the matter.
By: Mashoud Kombat/citifmonline.com/Ghana