Apam drowning: Burial Service held for 13 teenagers lost to the incident

Apam drowning: Burial Service held for 13 teenagers lost to the incident

- A joint burial for the 13 children who drowned while swimming in the sea at Apam in the Central region is currently underway

- The traditional council yesterday, performed rites to pacify the sea gods following claims that the victim’s defied them

- They would be buried in Apam

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A joint burial for the 13 children who drowned while swimming in the sea at Apam in the Central region is currently underway.

The funeral was earlier slated for March 11, 2021, few days after they were rescued from the Apam waters.

The Gomoa West Security Council disclosed that a burial service was postponed to today, March 16, 2021 due to the some ritual that needed to be undertaken.

Apam drowning: Burial Service for 13 teenagers in Apam sea on going
Apam drowning: Burial Service for 13 teenagers in Apam sea on going Photo credit: Starr News
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An earlier report filed by Citinews, indicated that the bodies would be given to the individual families to bury instead of having a mass burial.

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The traditional council yesterday, March 15, 2021, performed rites to pacify the sea gods following claims that the victims defied them.

Chiefs of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council with their fetish priest, priestess performed rituals to appease the gods of Apam following the drowning of some children in the Apam Sea.

The gods demanded one big cow, 3 sheep, 12 fowls, 33 tubers of yam, 3 cartons of schnapps and many more before the remaining bodies will be rescued.

However, photos sighted by YEN.com.gh indicate that the children were given a mass burial in Apam.

On Monday, March 8, 2021, news broke that some teenagers numbering over 20, between the ages of 13 and 18 years were reported to have drowned at the Apam beach.

Reports indicated that over 20 teens may have drowned in the incident but 12 bodies have been recovered so far.

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Various reports suggested that they went swimming at the beach after they had finished playing football, as they usually referred to it as 'Sunday Special.'

According to survivors from the incident, a heavy tidal wave overwhelmed them leading to the tragedy on Sunday evening.

They further revealed that they did not see what happened next as the tides hit the second time taken a greater number of their friends with it

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