A Man Drowns While Being Baptised
Baptism is a religious ritual based on the Christian faith that cleanses the sins of the baptised. While carrying out this ritual, in Accra Ghana, a 20-year-old man drowned while being baptised by a pastor in a river.
The young man, Yaw Kyeremeh was reportedly standing at the bank of River Densu with the pastor who carried out the baptism.
The pastor dipped him in water, offered a short prayer and dipped him in water a second time but this time he did not resurface.
The police announced to BBC that a junior pastor had been arrested at the scene while the pastor who had carried out the baptism that led to the young man’s drowning is still at large.
The incident happened on Sunday 9 December and people are at a loss why someone will die during a baptism.
According to local media, the family does not blame anyone for the tragedy.
According to the police, the remains of the victim has been deposited and an autopsy will be carried out before the family can claim him for burial.