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UG investigating drowning of student in University swimming pool

January 31, 2022
UG investigating drowning of student in University swimming pool
University of Ghana swimming pool

The , Legon, says it is investigating the death of a level 100 student, which occurred on Saturday.

The University said it was working with the Police to establish the cause of death.

The student, identified as Nicholas Atteh, a Bachelor of Science in Administration, died around 1640 hours while using the swimming pool at the University's Sports Directorate.

A statement signed by Mrs Elizier T. Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the University and copied the press, said the family of the student had been notified and that the body had been deposited at the University Hospital, while further investigations continued.

It said the Management of the University was mourning his tragic loss and sent its deepest condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the entire University community.

The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the University also sent a message of condolence over the loss of Atteh.

A statement signed by the UG SRC Executive Officers said: “With teary eyes and heavy hearts, the Students Representative Council of the University of Ghana announces the sad news of the demise of Nicholas Atteh, a Bachelor of Science in Administration student at the University of Ghana. The sad incident happened at the Legon Pool yesterday, Saturday, 29th January 2022.”

It extended condolence to the bereaved family.

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