- Four people, including two children, have died after eating Banku and Okro soup
- The four people, belonging to two different families, are suspected to have eaten the same meal
A meal of Banku and Okro soup has reportedly claimed the lives of four people in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.
According to reports, the victims had complained of stomach upset after consuming the meal.
The deceased persons, Peace Akapko, 35; Elias Akakpo, 14; Comfort Aryee, 40 and Patience Kwaovi, 10; who belong to two separate families are suspected to have eaten the same meal.
“The thing happened on Thursday, but at dawn on, Friday they were all brought to the district hospital in Sogakope. Doctors attended to them but unfortunately, this morning four of them have passed away,” a resident of the area who spoke to Joy News on Sunday stated.
He also disclosed that one of the families purchased the dough used in the preparation of their meal from the other family which owned a corn mill shop.
The incident, YEN.com.gh understands, has sent shock waves through the community.
Reacting to the development, District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, Emmanuel Louis Agama, disclosed that incidents of such nature have occurred in the community before.
“This case is not happening only today, for some years now, this is the third time this is happening…and we can’t wait for the fourth time.
“So as chairman of the DISEC we will be convening an emergency meeting on Monday for us to take drastic action on the situation. We cannot allow this to continue,” he said.
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