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Two University Students Drown At Cape Coast Beach

Two of five university students, a male and four females who were carried away by strong sea waves on Tuesday have drowned at the Oasis Beach Resort near the Cape Coast castle, the Cape Coast Police has confirmed.

Though the identities of the students are not yet known, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) checks revealed that the four females were students of the University of Ghana, Legon.

The body of the first victim had been deposited at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Morgue.

They had come to the UCC for the National Delegates conference of the Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS) and the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Irene Oppong, Central Regional Police Public Relations officer who confirmed the incident to the GNA said it happened on Thursday evening at about 1700 hours.

She said the Police received official complaint from ACP Mr Agyemang, the UCC Security Coordinator on Friday morning about the incident.

She said the students went to the beach for sight-seeing and picture taking and while taking pictures at the banks of the sea, a heavy wave swept them into the sea.

ASP Oppong said four of them were rescued and rushed to the UCC hospital, but one female who was unconscious died shortly after arrival at the hospital.

She told the GNA that the three were currently on admission at the hospital, while the body of the last female student was yet to be retrieved.

The Police has commenced investigations into the matter to establish the circumstances that led to the incident.

Source: GNA

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