A young man Bright Owoahene Acheampong, has met his sad demise after attempting to retrieve 300ghc from an abandoned well.
Meduma, a village in Ghana’s Ashanti Region’s Kwabere East District, was the scene of the tragic tragedy.
After his mother threw 300ghc down the hole while discarding the trash, the 22-year-old crawled down the abandoned well.
Residents say the dry well has turned into a trap since it was abandoned since it was unable to provide water.
As soon as Bright Owoahene Acheampong, aka Akwasi Broni, fell into the well, he yelled for aid at the top of his lungs.
Neighbours were summoned to the scene after hearing her son’s cries for rescue. The well also claimed the life of a local inhabitant who made an attempt to escape.
The National Fire Service was summoned by a few residents as things were getting out of hand.
Officers from the Mampongteng police station were able to save the two other victims, however, Akwasi Broni was unable to be saved.
Akwasi Broni was declared dead shortly after the two of them arrived at the hospital.
Checks have shown that the mother of the dead urged him to stay away from the abandoned well before he attempted to recover the 300ghc, but he ignored her.
Residents are now pushing for the well to be covered up after the disaster.