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General News of Thursday, 21 July 2016


Insecticide kill twins on their birthday

Two sisters are reported dead after medicine meant to kill bedbugs ended up killing them in their room at Asafo, Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

The unfortunate incident was said to have happened last Friday which was supposed to be their birthday.

An aunty to the deceased children whose name was only given as Naana narrating the incident to Adom News said, for the past years residents leaving in the area have had sleepless night as a result of outbreak of bedbugs also known as ‘bomb’ in the area.

In a bid to kill the bedbugs which have invaded their homes, residents embarked on a spraying exercise to get rid of the bedbugs.

According to Naana, her sister sprayed her room including children’s room in the morning in a bid to get the bedbugs out of the room and opened the doors for proper ventilation till evening when they went back to sleep.

However, the twins who were very energetic in the evening were found unconscious on their bed the following day.

A distraught Naana said the 15 year-old twins who took part in the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). They were rushed to the hospital only to be pronounced dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, burial service for the twins is said to be ongoing in Kumasi.

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