6-year old boy drowns at Atonsu

The boy according to reports was playing in the rain, near a gutter and after losing his sandals, went after it which led to his untimely death.

6-year old boy drowns at Atonsu
Kelvin Ofori Sarfo

A 6-year-old boy Kelvin Ofori Sarfo, popularly known as Kobby has been drowned at Atonsu in the Asokwa Municipality of the Ashanti Region after a heavy downpour.

The unfortunate incident which occurred on Monday, September 13, 2021, around 5 pm has left residents in a state of shock.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, after a visit to the bereaved family, parents of the deceased stated emphatically that a friend of their son came to their house and called their small boy to swim in the rain which led to his death.

According to Madam Abena Konadu and Mr Richard Boakye, a colleague of the deceased came and informed them that Kobby has drowned after he went chasing his sandals from the gutter where he fell in a stream.

According to the report, personnel from Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and police went to the scene to search for the boy but all their efforts proved futile.

The Atonsu traditional council has also performed libation to the gods on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, but the boy has still not been found.

However, the Sompahene of Atonsu traditional council, Nana Oteng Mensah Bonsu charged the road contractors to make sure to cover abandoned gutters and potholes on our road to avoid further calamities.

Freeman Kroyrkpor