A 5-year-old boy has drowned in an uncompleted manhole at Begoro in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region.

The incident occurred at Abase, a suburb of Begoro.

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The body of the deceased has been retrieved by a joint rescue team of Police, Fire Service, and National Disaster Management Organization and deposited at Begoro District Hospital.

The Fanteakwa District NADMO Director, Rev. Opoku Acheampong told Starr News the boy fell into the uncompleted manhole covered with slabs in the evening.

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He said the deceased’s parents, oblivious of his demise, began searching for their son and even made an announcement on a Local Information centre until the body was found the next day in the Manhole.

Begoro Police has commenced an investigation into the death.