E/R: BECE candidate drowns at Hununya

At Hununya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern region, a student in his final year of Junior High School (JHS) who was prepared to take this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which will start on August 7, 2023, drowned.

On Saturday, July 22, 2023, in the late afternoon, the incident took place.

The victim, Teye Joseph, and three other students, Tamatey Bernard, Agyapong Richmond, and Odonkor Dominic, all 17-year-old JHS final year students from the same school, were taken to Robert Adzrakor’s backyard farm in Hununya to work for him, according to reports.

After work ended, the students went to wash themselves in the river Ponpon, a significant river that originates at the Boti waterfall.

The victim and two additional students, however, slid and plunged into the river.

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Two of the students were saved by Tamatey Bernard, a competent swimmer, while Teye Joseph was found dead.

The National Service teacher went to the police and gave a statement to aid the inquiry.

A 15-year-old boy and a class 6 student from the Islamic Primary School, Begoro in the Fanteakwa North area of the Eastern region both perished in an open manhole in a separate but connected occurrence.

Mustapha Abdul-Rakim, the dead, is said to have slipped and fallen down the manhole during a torrential downpour.

Before his lifeless body was discovered, water in the manhole was emptied using a water pumping machine.


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