8 young footballers who died in Offinso accident buried

8 young footballers who died in Offinso accident buried

- A burial service has been held for eight young footballers who died in an accident at Offinso in the Ashanti region

- The eight were part of a group of footballers who were returning to Offinso after a player registration exercise in Kumasi

- The accident occurred right on the Offin River on September 19, 2020

- A photos and a video from the burial show it was a heartbreaking moment

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Eight young Ghanaian footballers who died in an accident at Offinso have been laid to rest on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

The eight, players of Vision Academy, a colts team in Offinso, died on September 19, 2020, while returning from a player registration exercise at Afrancho near Kumasi.

They were part of a group of 36 players who were returning from the registration exercise.

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8 young footballers who died in Offinso accident buried
Photo source: Instagram/Adom TV, Peace FM (modified by author)
Source: Instagram

As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, upon reaching the outskirts of Offinso, the vehicle they were travelling in crashed and plunged into the Offin River.

The accident left six of the children dead with the rest of them sustaining various degrees on of injuries. Two of them died later at the hospital.

It turned out to be a very heartbreaking moment when the eight children, aged between 12 to 15 years, were laid to rest in a mass burial.

Photos and videos from the burial ceremony show it was a sombre atmosphere which was well-attended.

The surviving teammates, schoolmates, family, friends, and other dignitaries were on hand to pay their last respects to the children.

In other news, Barbara Tommey, the US-based Ghanaian who was killed by her husband, Pastor Sylvester Ofori, has been laid to rest.

Tommey was laid to rest after a burial service at the Kingdom Church in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, September 26, 2020

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As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, Ghana's Ambassador to the US, Baffour Adjei Barwuah, who was among the mourners pledged government's support for the family.

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