Police begins investigating the death of Ofori Panyin SHS student

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said that the deceased was with his friend in their dormitory when the thunder reportedly struck both of them.

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh told Accra-based Citi FM that the deceased was with his friend in their dormitory when the thunder reportedly struck both of them.

“Last [Sunday] night around 10:00 pm, police had the information that around that same time thunder had struck 2 male students of Ofori Panyin Senior High School in their dormitory. Unfortunately, one student died on the spot and the other student is in a critical condition receiving treatment at the Tafo Community Hospital.”

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Tafo Government Hospital awaiting an autopsy.

“The body of the student has been deposited at the Tafo government hospital mortuary awaiting an autopsy. Even though we know it was thunder that killed him, it is still an unnatural death so we have begun our investigations into it.”

However, ASP Tetteh said that the families of both students are yet to contact the police.

The police are making efforts to reach the families of both students through the headmaster of the school.

School authorities are however tight-lipped about the incident.

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