Some six young footballers have died in an accident that occurred at Offinso in the Ashanti Region, Saturday.

The development has also left four other players in critical condition.

Sources say the children, aged between 12 and 15 were returning from Afrancho to Offinso after undergoing colts division registration when the accident occurred.

Confirming the news, the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department commander, DSP Edmund Nyamekye said, the driver of the vehicle lost control and landed in the Offin River.

He said apart from the four who are in critical condition and have been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the remaining 26 are responding to medical treatment at the Offinso St. Patrick Hospital.

Meanwhile, the identity of the victims are yet to be disclosed.

Source: Joy News