Family of six feared dead in choppy Ankonim River

The vehicle was swept away when the family tried to drive through the river

A family of six are feared dead in the Ankonim River in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital, after a vehicle in which they were travelling was swept away by strong currents.

The Ankonim River overflowed its banks on Thursday after heavy rains and blocked the only access route leading residential areas.

Joy News’ Erastus Asare Donkor, who is at the scene reports that the driver and his family tried to drive through the river but the vehicle was swept away.

“Police are here with a pickup vehicle but there are no rescue workers and there are no heavy equipment to remove the [trapped] vehicle. I understand the fire service team came here but left,” he reports.

The family are still trapped in the vehicle that has submerged deep in the rapid waters

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