A lady, matured 41, has suffocated with three kids in a pit dove in the Keta Lagoon at Laklevikope, close to Aflao, in the Ketu South District.

The episode occurred on Saturday when Lady Yawa Apenu was purportedly fishing with Bridget Amewu, 14, and Daddy Amewu, 10 – her kids and a third youngster, Sitsofe Ahiawor, 8, who lived with the family.

Mr Atitso Amewu, the widower, who was supposed to be on the undertaking, in any case, figured out how to swim to somewhere safe.

A few occupants, who addressed the Ghana News Office (GNA), said they thought that the pit was dug by the Seven Seas Salt Limited, which had an uncompleted dyke on its concessions nearby.

However, the organization has denied the case.

In July, two individuals supposedly suffocated along that stretch of the lagoon, when they endeavored to fish.

Mr Victor Ayaku, Assembly member for the area, in a meeting with the GNA following that episode said that:

“There’s no type of security around the dykes, no division and it’s practically similar to a demise trap to clueless occupants who should go fishing in the tidal pond.”

In any case, the Public Relations Officer of Seven Seas Salt Limited, said the Company was not to fault keep going for Saturday’s debacle.

He said the pit was outside the organization’s concession and that it was a fish pond having a place with a not known person to the Organization.

Communicating his compassion over the deficiency of lives, he said that the mining organization was prepared to help the group of the departed.

He encouraged cooperation among them and partners, particularly the gathering individuals in networks where the Organization had concessions, to attempt to forestall such avoidable deaths.

Mr Mensah said however the Company had built signs on risk, which it would begin mounting on its concessions from Monday to avert individuals and fishers from profound pit regions, it would likewise do instruction crusades.

Individuals, he said, could utilize sticks to test the profundity of the water while fishing to stay away from catastrophes since certain people had fish lakes made in the tidal pond.

In the mean time, a Police source, which affirmed the incident to the GNA, said the bodies had been stored at the mortuary, while a gathering had been booked with the group of the departed to help in examinations.


Source: myjoyonline

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