Residents of Goba-Futaga, a suburb of Keta were thrown into a state of shock when sad news about a drowned nine-year-old pupil of Norlivime Bishop Herman Basic School in an abandoned pond went viral.
The boy, identified as Elikplim Aborhor, a class one pupil, was playing with other kids when his slippers fell into the fish pond.
Narrating the unfortunate incidence, mother of the deceased, Patience Awudie, told GNA that her son in an attempt to remove his slippers, fell into the pond while the other kids looked on helplessly.
She said the son died before other members of the community came to his rescue.
“I was told my son got drowned in an abandoned fish pond a few hours after he left home,” she said.
Madam Awudie said the abandoned fish pond had been there for over three years.
Madam Ruby Adukpo, the Assembly Member for the area, said the pond would be demolished to avert any future occurrence.
She appealed to parents to be vigilant about the activities of their children.
The Keta Municipal Police Command is currently investigating to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Keta Municipal hospital morgue pending postmortem.