At least a dozen children are feared to have drowned after they went swimming in the sea at Apam in the Central Region. The kids were reported to have sneaked to go and swim on Sunday, March 7, a day after the country’s 64th Independence Anniversary celebrations.
Two children of ages 14 and 15 survived and are currently on admission at the Apam Hospital. Residents have been cautioned to avoid the beach following the COVID-19 outbreak, but the kids defied the orders. The bodies have been deposited at the St. Luke Catholic Hospital morgue and searchers are making frantic efforts to locate the other bodies and any other survivors.