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Update: Final year JHS student commits suicide in school dining hall.

A  final year student of Miracle Junior High and  Senior High School at Barkoniaba in the Sunyani municipality of the Bono Region has allegedly committed suicide.

The deceased, Leticia Kyere Pinaman, who was preparing to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE,  was  reportedly found hanging at the school’s dining hall by her colleagues on Monday, May 17 2021 around 9:30 pm.

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According to a statement issued by the school , it is not immediately known what may have  led to the unfortunate  incident which happened while the rest of the students were at the school’s church auditorium for Bible studies.

The Housemistress, Gifty Acheampong said in an interview that she was at the kitchen working on food for the students when she heard of the incident.

“I heard the students shouting, so I rushed there and saw her hanging…I quickly rushed to the church auditorium to call the proprietor and the proprietress,” she said.

The  Sunyani Municipal Police has deposited the  body  at the Sunyani Regional Hospital morgue while investigation continues into the incident.

Attached is a statement from the school confirming the incident.

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