Three young boys, aged six to nine, have died in a pit near Tuba, in the Ga South Municipality of Ghana‘s Greater Accra Region.
Isaac Amoah, 8, and his siblings Elisha Kakra Adu-Noah, 9, and Samuel Tawiah Adjei-Mensah, 6, are the victims.
The children had gone home to play near the region of the event last Saturday morning, according to a story quoted by state-owned news source graphic online, and chose to wash down in a pit caused by rainwater.
Due to illicit sand and gravel winning activities, the top soil in the region has been removed.
Unknown to the children, the pit had been caused by a mudslide, which had rendered the base muddy, making it impossible for them to swim out of the stagnant water in the hole.
Their bodies have been sent to the morgue for autopsy and police investigation.
The illicit sand-winning activities were banned by the Ga South Municipal Assembly roughly two years ago, but the enormous parcel of disturbed ground remains dangerous, with several death traps, especially during the rainy season.
It’s unclear how many of these occurrences have occurred in Ghana in recent years. However, a similar scenario occurred in February of this year, resulting in the death of a five-year-old Moroccan kid who was stuck in a well for four days.
Recall that in February, News Central reported that a 5-year-old identified as Rayan died after being trapped in a well in Morocco, an incident that sparked global reactions.
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