A 52-year-old woman who is yet to be identified has drowned in a river at Begoro in the Eastern region.

The incident occurred Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Information gathered by Starr News indicates that the deceased left home around 5:30am to recover a debt from one of her debtors in the same vicinity but at the river bank.

However, her body was found drowned in the river at about 6:30am by a resident who went to fetch water.

A joint rescue team of personnel from the Begoro Police Command and National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) went to the scene to retrieve her lifeless body and has been deposited at the Begoro District Hospital.

The District Director of NADMO in the Fanteakwa  District, Rev. Acheampong Opoku Agyemang, told Starr News, no marks of foul play were noticed on the body during the preliminary examination but assured that further investigation is ongoing.

He, however, admitted that the area where the incident occurred requires some safety measures to prevent future casualties.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kojo Ansah