Two Canadian girls rescued flown home safely

The two Canadian women who were kidnapped and rescued by the security agencies in Kumasi last Wednesday have arrived safely in Canada.

The two Canadian nationals, Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, left Ghana on Wednesday evening aboard British Airways flight BA78 to Heathrow Airport in London, the United Kingdom.

According to Daily Graphic, the flight, operated with a Boeing 747-436 series, took off at 11:07 p.m., after a 30-minute delay, but landed almost on schedule at 6:10 a.m. at Heathrow to a waiting private jet arranged by the Canadian government to fly the two to their home country.

They were met on arrival in Canada by government officials and family members.

The two were students of the University of New Brunswick and were in Ghana as part of a school internship and were working with Youth Challenge International, a Toronto-based non-profit organisation.

Tilley is from Rothesay, New Brunswick, while Chitty is from Amherst, Nova Scotia in Canada.

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