According to a sad report published by 3News, a woman of three who was five months pregnant lost her life tragically after falling down a well in Sekondi, in the Western Region of Ghana.
The report said when the tragic tragedy occurred, the middle-aged woman who has been given the name Auntie Efua was at the well with her three children retrieving water for washing.
The deceased is a fishmonger at the Bosomwti Sam Fishing Harbour in Sekondi, according to eyewitnesses who spoke with the host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show, Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson.
“She is our colleague at the harbour, [on Tuesday] she left with her kids to wash her clothes around the well but we did not hear from her again. Her children came back but she was nowhere to be found until we heard someone had died in the well. When we came, she was the one,” one of the eyewitnesses indicated.
Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) reported to the scene on time to retrieve the lifeless body of the woman.
According to Mr Patrick Ocran, a representative from NADMO, bruises were found all over the corpse after it was rescued.
“We received a call from some residents that someone had fallen in the well. We quickly mobilized our men and moved to the scene and with the assistance of some Fire Service Personnel, we were able to retrieve the body from the well. We found out that she was about five months pregnant and had three kinds as well. We have also gathered that she came around with her children to fetch water and she slipped into the well,” he indicated.
He added that his outfit has cordoned off the scene to avoid others from fetching the water.
“In the meantime, we have ordered for the well to be closed down. We are working to ensure it is safe for drinking before we allow people to come around again,” he added.