A child has been washed away by Wednesday’s late afternoon downpour in the Ashanti region.

According to Ultimate News, the incident happened at Kokoso a suburb under the Bantama Submetro in Kumasi.

According to eye witnesses, the child slipped into a gutter which leads to the Owabe River while returning from school and was instantly dragged along by the high currents.

The community members later abandoned a search after combing around the drains albeit unsuccessfully to rescue the child.

A unit committee Member of the Kokoso electoral area speaking to Ultimate News’ Heathcote Fumador said a meeting will be held early Thursday morning with NADMO officials to commence another search.

The NADMO official added that they will go to the house of the child to get the name and age of the child.