A 41-year-old woman, Yawa Afenu and her two children and another child who was staying with the family, have died in a pit on the Keta Lagoon in Laklevikope, in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region.
The family, comprising, father, mother and the three kids, are reported to have gone fishing in the lagoon, Saturday, 17 September 2022.
One of the children fell into the pit and in attempt to save the child, the entire family fell into the pit too.
However, the father of the children, Atitso Amewu, managed to swim to safety.
The bodies of the three children, Bridget Amewu, 14, Daddy Amewu, 10 and Sitsofe Ahiawor, 8 together with that of the mother, have since been deposited at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital Morgue for autopsy and preservation.
According to residents, the pit was dug by a salt mining company operating along the lagoon.