Mercy Boateng, a seven-year-old pupil of the Beposo Presbyterian Primary School in Sekyere Central District died in a bizarre manner after a metal goalpost fell on her.
Mercy Boateng was said to be passing by a football field on Friday afternoon when she met her untimely death. According to a Daily Guide report, some students of the school were attempting to pull retrieve a ball from behind the net of the goalpost. The intense pressure the boys applied whilst pulling the net made the metal goal post to fall heavily on Mercy who was passing by then.
Little Mercy collapsed instantly after the goal post hit her, having sustained head injury as a result. She was rushed to the hospital where she was declared dead.
According to Addai Brobbey, an eye witness, Mercy had just been served food from the school programme and was passing by to enjoy her food when calamity struck. He disclosed that Mercy’s death brought all activities in the school and the Beposo township to a halt as the people looked stunned.