Ghanaian man drowns during baptism

A 20-year-old man drowned on Wednesday while being baptised by a pastor in a river south of Ghana’s capital, Accra.

In a video circulating on social media, Yaw Kyeremeh is seen stationed at the banks of River Densu together with a pastor who immersed him in the water.

Then after brief prayers, he was immersed a second time, but he did not emerge from the waters.

Accra Regional Police Command spokeswoman Afia Tenge told the BBC a junior pastor had been arrested at the scene while police were still searching for the head pastor of the church involved in the baptism.

The drowning, which happened on Sunday, has led many people to question why a life should be lost during a religious ritual.

The man’s family is quoted by local media as saying that it does not blame anyone for the drowning.

Police said the 20-year-old’s body was in a mortuary, and an autopsy still needed to be done before it was given to the family for burial.

Kanye West’s daughter gets baptised in Jerusalem

North West has been given a highly traditional baptism in Jerusalem by her otherwise boundary-pushing parents.

The ceremony took place at St. James Cathedral, a 12th century Armenian Church in the old walled city, which is decorated with blue and white tiles made by Armenian artists in the 18th century.

Dozens of fans had gathered outside the ornate building to catch a glimpse of the well-heeled family.

West, Kardashian and their 22-month-old toddler were joined by the reality star’s sister Khloe Kardashian in the church.

North and her father dressed in matching white outfits, while Kardashian wore a long crinkle pleated beige and peach coloured dress.

Their trip to Israel followed a five-day trip around Armenia, where the Kardashians’ ancestors are from.

Kanye west also held a free show in Armenia that was later cancelled as he decided to jump into water and some of the attendees joined him.

He was later taken out by the police who then shut down the venue.

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-Independent