At least four minors aged between six and 12 years drowned in the Volta Lake at Konkonma, a suburb of Yeji in the Pru East District of the Bono East Region.
The police named the four as Ibrahim Abdul Kadri, 8 , Mubarik Aziz, 12, Aliu Nasiru Mayachi, 6, and Umaru Nasiru Mayachi, 11.
Confirming the incident, the Yeji district police commander, DSP Eric Awiadem said, “It is true that, four people got drowned.”
“Initially they came to report a case of missing school children. He (father) reported that, the children were four who went to school and never returned, We gave him extract for them to make announcement. Only this morning to hear that, four children got drowned in the lake. So, we went to the scene and it was the man’s children,” DSP Awiadem told Asaase Radio’s Dauda Zul-Kiful.
The police said preliminary examination of the bodies shows no sign of violence. Investigations have since commenced into circumstances leading to the death of the four children.