The Mirror – Bus runs over revellers.

 A MINIBUS that failed its brakes at Abono in the Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti Region run over three revelers at Lake Bosomtwe, killing a 70 year old woman.

Three other passengers on the van also sustained various injuries and were rushed to the hospital.

The deceased, Rebeca Appiah, a member of the Global Living World Church in Kumasi, had accompanied other members of the church to have fun at the Lake Bosomtwe at Abono when the accident occurred.

Briefing The Mirror, the Bosomtwe District Commander of Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Isaac Obo Takyi said around 10:30 a.m. last Monday, the minibus was conveying revelers to the Abono Lake Bosomtwe Resort as part of activities to mark the Easter Monday celebration.

Galamsey operators pollute rivers for baptism

THE baptism session for some members of the sacred action church, which held its annual Easter Convention at Wassa Akropong in the Western Region, could not come off due to the polluted nature of water bodies by illegal mining (galamsey) activities in the area.

All the streams visited by the leadership of the Anyinase based church in the Ellembele district were found to be not suitable for immersion of those billed for the mass baptism.

The church normally undertakes mass baptism for its converted members during their annual conventions.

Excessive shouting can lead to voice disorders

A SPEECH and language therapist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Mr Clement Amponsah, has advised the public to desist from shouting as its excessiveness could lead to voice disorder.

He explained that over time, repeated the abuse of the voice results in the growth of bumps (Vocal Fold Nodules) in the vocal cords, which cause a hoarse or husky voice, occasional vice fatigue during periods of sustained talking.

Although these bumps are considered non-cancerous and easily treatable when identified early, in some extreme cases, such bumps or growth in the vocal cords, unattended to, could lead to throat cancer.



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