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Mass burial for Apam drowning victims slated for March 16

The District Chief Executive Officer (DCE) of the Gomoa West District, Mr. Bismark Baisie Nkum has scheduled Tuesday, March 16, 2021, as the date to hold a mass burial ceremony for the deceased teenagers who drowned at a beach at Apam last Sunday, March 7, 2021.
 
The burial service for the 13 bodies retrieved from the sea will take place at 10am at the St. Luke Catholic Hospital, Apam and a mass burial will follow immediately.
 
In a statement available to Original News, Mr Nkum said, “13 dead bodies have been retrieved from the sea along these coastal communities in Gomoa West District: Gomoa Abrekum, Gomoa Mankoadze, and Apam. The ages of the retrieved bodies are within the range of 13 and 17. Two of them are females and 11 are males.”
 
“Two of the victims were residents of Gomoa Ankamu (Apam Junction) and 11 were residents of Apam,” he added.
 
Two victims were however rescued on the same day of the incident.
 
He said the two were sent to the “St. Luke Catholic Hospital for treatment and were subsequently discharged the following day.”
 
To prevent future occurrences, “the District Security Council (DISEC) is working to ensure a greater partnership with Chief fishermen and their team of managers of the six (6) coastal communities within the District to form Local task force at the various landing beaches to ensure security during daily activities. DISEC will also intensify the already existing sensitization program along the coast.”
 
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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