Two girls reportedly drowned in the Mankran River while attempting to cross on their way home from school [video]

Three school children drowned in a river while crossing to school at Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South West District of the Ashanti Region, and all three deaths occurred within a week.

The Mankra River had a temporary log placed there to ease travellers, especially school children, in getting across to their destinations, and it was claimed that the victims had fallen into it.

After a Junior High School (JHS) student also perished in a related incident on August 31, 2023, two students drowned in the river on Monday, September 4, 2023.

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Following several rites carried out by the local traditional authorities, the bodies were collected and placed at the mortuary.

Joseph Frimpong Bonsu, the district chief executive for Ahafo Ano South West, acknowledged the occurrence and stated steps are being taken to build a footbridge to stop this from happening again.

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