A tragedy occurred at the Fire Festival in Aboabo, Asokore Mampong Municipality, Ashanti Region, when a 14-year-old child reportedly died after being struck by a stray bullet, according to a story on citnewsroom.com.
Masawudu Abdul-Aziz, the victim, was present at the celebration when he was shot. The incident occurred amidst a spectacular display of celebrants firing muskets while singing, dancing, and igniting fires.
The incident has left the neighbourhood in shock and in sadness because the youth died during the celebrations. A number of additional people are said to have been hurt and are currently undergoing medical care.
Muaz Abdul-Baki, the deceased boy’s uncle, recalled how his wife broke the news to him.
According to him, he rushed to the scene to find his young nephew lying in a pool of blood. “My wife called me last night to inform me that the boy attended the ceremony and had been hit by a stray bullet, so I quickly moved there and confirmed it was true,” citinewroom.com quoted him to have said.