20 students have drowned at Apam in the Central Region of Ghana after they went to play football at the beach and decided to go and swim afterwards
The incident, YEN.com.gh reported, occurred around 5 pm on March 7 when the children between the ages of 14 and 17 years went through an illegal route through a lagoon.
They reportedly sneaked in, in order not to be noticed by the leadership of the fishermen at the beach due to the directive on the closure of beaches.
On the morning of March 9, 2021, the news surfaced properly on social media with videos of eye-witnesses giving account of what transpired and many have been sharing their heartbreaking reactions.
See the reactions below:
Popular relationship advisor @abenamagis wondered how the parents of the children would feel after receiving the unexpected news of their wards' sudden demise.
@NatGTetteh commiserated with the families who lost their children in the heartbreaking incident and wondered what the youngsters could have become for Ghana.
@bra_eko indicated that the news of the 20 children sneaking into the beach just to lose their lives is truly sad and heartbreaking
@Boakyewaa_N could not come to terms with the fact that the beaches were closed as a directive from President Nana Akufo-Addo, only for this to happen
@HannahAcquah12 expressed how distraught the Apam township must be in this moment and called on God to intervene
@Opresii said he was scrolling on Twitter and decided to check what the Apam trend was all about and now his entire day has been ruined by the sadness of the news
In another unfortunate report, a group of youth, about four in number, who are residents of Tefle in the South Tongu District reportedly came out to mount an illegal speed ramp.
Information obtained directly by YEN.com.gh indicates that the ramp was on the Tefle township road connecting Tefle Motorway to Sokpoe highway which is under construction.
It is indicated that the unauthorized speed ramp composed mainly of sand and stones was mounted because a motorbike had knocked down an old man riding a bicycle in the early hours of March 6, 2021.
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