Apam drowning: Burial service to be held for teens today

Burial service for the teenagers who drowned in the sea at Apam will be held today after which the bodies will be released to the respective families for burial.

Initially, a mass burial had been considered by the Gomoa Security Council.

On Monday March 15, rituals were performed by the Gomoa Akyemepim Traditional Council to appease the gods leading up to the burial.

In that regard, a traditional priest offered a cow, 3 sheep, 12 fowls, 33 tubers of yam and 3 cartons of schnapps to the gods of the land.

The burial service which had been planned to be held on March 11 was postponed for rituals to be performed first by leaders in the community.

The unfortunate incident took away the lives of teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 years.

Three survived and we’re subsequently treated at the St. Luke Catholic Hospital in Apam.

Members of the community believe that the teenagers disobeyed the laws of the land by swimming in a portion meant for the gods, hence, the unfortunate demise of majority of the partakers.

Police reports however suggested that a heavy tidal wave overwhelmed them while swimming leading to the tragedy over a week ago.

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