Two children have drowned in an abandoned manhole at Budumburam zone 11, near Kasoa in the Central Region, it has been reported.
The children, Maa Lizzy and Yaw Israel, were two years and one and half years old respectively, according to a report by Accra-based Adom FM.
They were said to be playing when they fell into the pit.
Adom FM quoted a relative of one of the deceased, Osafo Isaiah, as saying that there was no one at home to protect the children from the manhole when the incident happened
The relative said the parents had gone to the market when the accident occurred.
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Heavy rainfall the previous night had filled the manhole to the brim with water, killing them instantly, the report said.
The prevailing theory as to how the children died is that they had gone to wash their feet in the water and slipped into the manhole.