Heavy downpour in Kumasi washed away a school child.

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A child has been washed away by Wednesday’s late afternoon rainfall in the Ashanti region.

The incident happened at Kokoso a suburb under the Bantama Submetro in Kumasi, Ultimate news has reported.

According to eye witnesses, the child slipped into a gutter which leads to the Owabe River while returning from school and was instantly dragged along by the high currents.

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The community members later abandoned a search after combing around the drains albeit unsuccessfully to rescue the child.

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A unit committee Member of the Kokoso electoral area speaking to Ultimate News’ Heathcote Fumador said a meeting will be held early Thursday morning with NADMO officials to commence another search.

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The NADMO official added that they will go to the house of the child to get the name and age of the child.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh

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