Four children critically wounded in a grenade explosion at La – Accra
A grenade has exploded in La in Accra wounding 4 children who were playing with it thinking it was a cocoa fruit.
The children aged between five and twelve had visited a pig farm near their house to play when they chanced upon the grenade and assumed it was cocoa fruit.
They were tossing the live grenade among themselves when it exploded and nearly killed them. The incident occurred on Tuesday.
The father of the children called Oko Adams told Joy News:
“some people rear pigs around the area so the children go there to play. While playing, they saw the bomb and said they thought it was a toy or cocoa”.
“Last week Tuesday, I was working when I heard a loud sound, Boom! I panicked and wondered if a coup d’etat was happening in Ghana. Everyone came out of their homes to the street to find out what exactly was happening.
“After about 15 minutes, a salon car pulled up with my children in there. One could not even move. Another had his shorts soaked in blood. The driver helped me rush them to Kofi Annan where they removed some of the bomb pellets which had entered the flesh of the children, especially the first one, Tetteh,” he narrated.
Mr. Adams revealed the children were transferred to the Korle bu Teaching Hospital where the condition of the children was listed as critical. The children were again transferred to the Police Hospital for further treatment.
Mr. Adams told Joy News he has spent all his savings on making sure his children survive the bomb explosion. He has no idea how to take care of the children now.
Ghana Police has reacted to the news. In a statement released to the media, Ghana Police cautioned parents and guardians on allowing their children to play without proper supervision.