Efforts underway to recover the body
A 45-year-old woman identified as Maame Adwoa, slipped and fell into a community reservoir when she attempted to fetch water leading to her death at Anomabo on Thursday.
Mr Eric Arthur, Central Regional Director of Communications
of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), confirmed the tragedy
He said his outfit together with the Ghana
National Fire Service (GNFS) received a distress call at about 7am on Thursday and
rushed to the scene only to find the woman dead in the reservoir which was
filled to capacity.
It took the rescue team close to seven hours to
retrieve the body which has been deposited at the Saltpond Government Hospital,
Mr Kenneth Kelly Essuman, the Mfantseman
Municipal Chief Executive and Mr John Amarlai Amartey, Regional Commander of
the GNFS, were at the scene and sympathised with the bereaved family.
The deceased left five children behind.