Man, 27, drowns in river Pra over GH₵10 bet

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A 27-year-old man whose named Porter as given to us has gotten himself drowned in river Pra at Assin Praso in the Asin North District of the Central Region.

The unfortunate incident came as a result of a heated argument that ensued between the deceased [Porter] and his friends that he can swim across the Pra river which has overflowed its banks.

An amount of Ten Ghana Cedis (Ghc.10) placed as a bet on which the deceased jumped into the river and never returned.

An eyewitness, PK, a Unit Committee member at Praso said ‘’Porter was boasting of himself that he could swim in the overflowed Pra river.. so he jumped into it..the people cheered him up, but after some time, Porter did not come up again…so he drowned’’. He narrated on Ayehu program hosted by Krobea Nana Yaw Asante on Metro FM, Kumasi.

Listen to the audio below:

Metro FM reporter in the area Benjamin Anderson reported that residents who had thronged to the riverside to catch a glimpse of the swimming after hours of waiting informed the police.

The police have since taken the clothes he [Porter] left on the Pra bridge before jumping into the river, while investigations continue.

Source: Metro Ayehu | Yaw Prekoh |

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