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Siblings drown in abandoned swimming pool in Kumasi

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Two siblings under age four have allegedly drowned in an abandoned swimming pool at Appiadu New Site in Kumasi.

Berlinda Idan was three years old while Olivia Konadu Idan was a year and eight months old.

Father of the deceased is said to have awakened to find the lifeless bodies of his two girls floating in the swimming pool.

On October 6, 2021, Abadu Idan, a steel bender, is said to have left the kids in the room whilst he went to bed at about 8:30 a.m. He woke up at about Midday and could not locate the kids.

A search in the house led to the discovery of the bodies of the kids floating in the abandoned swimming pool.

Mother of the children, Agnes Pomaah, had then left to visit a friend at Appiadu when the incident occurred.

Assemblyman of Appiadu Kokoben Electoral area, Kenneth Owusu Bediako called Appiadu Police Station to report the incident.

A team of police officers dispatched to the scene found the bodies of the kids lying on the floor at a spot beside a swimming pool in the couple’s home.

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Preliminary police investigations suggest no foul play since the bodies had no marks on them.

But police say they are awaiting an autopsy report to determine the cause of death after the bodies were deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Nhyira FM sources say police have since quizzed the parents of the children.

KNUST District Police Commander, Supt Frederick Hammond, confirmed the incident, stating that the case is under investigation.

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