Family of two drown in the River Offin on their way to farm

Family of two drown in the River Offin on their way to farm

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.

READ ALSO: Delay says gossips and rumours drive men away from her

Man and son

The Offin has been subjected to the environmental destruction of legal and illegal mining
Source: Original

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.

READ ALSO: Dr. Obengfo reveals details about his clients

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.

Watch: Ghana News Today: Kofi Annan Burial Ceremony | Yen.com.gh

Subscribe to watch new videos

Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page

Source: Yen.com.gh

Related news
Former U-20 World Cup Best Player joins Thai second-tier side Sisaket FC

Former U-20 World Cup Best Player joins Thai second-tier side Sisaket FC

29-year-old Dominic Adiyiah joins 12th club after signing for Thai second-tier side Sisaket FC
YEN.com.gh
Mailfire view pixel