Two persons are feared dead in separate incidents in a tributary of the Densu River at Tetegu in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region in Ghana.
While 19-year -old Kennedy Gbormittah, drowned while engaged in a swimming competition with some friends, the body of an unidentified woman,24 was found on the banks of the tributary. Residents suspect the woman may have been swept away as a result of the spillage of water from the Weija Dam by the Ghana Water Company Limited(GWCL).
A resident, Mr. Anokye Ankoma, who witnessed the drowning of Gbormittah said the deceased was a known swimmer and was engaged in a swimming compitition with his friends. He said in the course of demonstrating his skills, he disappeared from the tributary, which had overflown its banks due to the spillage of the Weija Dam.
Mr Ankoma said Gbormittah’s body was later retrieved from the tributary. On the death of the woman, other eyewitnesses said they found the body lying by the banks of the tributary when some residents went to board a boat to get to the other side of the town.