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Baby dies after falling from mother’s back into well

An eleven-month-old baby girl has died after falling from her mother’s back into a well.

The incident occurred at Okorase a suburb of Suhum in the Eastern Region on June 11,2019.

The body of the deceased Quao Nakotey Wilhelmina has been deposited at Suhum government Hospital.

Mother of the deceases Mabel Asabea, 21, who was carrying the baby at her back with a piece of cloth went to draw water from the well at about 5am. However, it is alleged that in the process of fetching the water, the baby fell from her back and drowned in the well.

The owner of the well reported the incident to Police who swiftly proceeded to the scene but noticed the deceased had already been removed from the well and kept in a supine position and covered with a piece of cloth in the house.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command ,DSP Ebenezer Tetteh told Starr News no marks of violence were seen on the body after careful examination. He said the mother of the deceased is assisting Police with investigations.

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