A man identified as Mr Adama and his son Yussif, have drowned in the River Offin according to terrible news seen by YEN.com.gh.
The case is reported of a 58 year-old man and his 22-year-old sonwho drowned when their canoe capsized over the River Offin. According to the report sighted by YEN.com.gh, the two relatives have now been confirmed dead.
The news which was first reported on Mynewsgh.com, cites a local politician as confirming the story as the unfortunate incident happened within his jurisdiction.
The politician, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth organiser for the Atwima Nwabiagya South Constituency, Jude Thaddeus Opoku Takyi identified the dead as Mr Adama and his son, Yussif Adama.
They were reportedly on their way to their farm when their canoe capsized. The suspicion among the town folk is that the craft was caused to capsize due to a heavy storm that occurred in the area.
According Opoku Takyi, all efforts made by officers of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and some community members have only resulted in retrieving one body.
The river itself has been in the news in recent years due to its pollution from mining. It is however not the first time that a capsizing canoe has killed people trying to cross the Offin.
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