Five (5) persons have been stabbed after confusion broke out at a funeral in Apam in the Gomoa West District of the Central region.

A report by Kasapa Fm indicated that the mayhem erupted after some land guards believed to be coming from Ashaiman in Accra stormed the funeral sparking tension between them and the youth of the town.

A gun battle ensued after the police were called in to restore order.  Vehicles and other properties were burnt in the scuffle.

The victims are currently receiving treatment at the Apam government hospital. Men of the community have reportedly gone into hiding fearing either arrest by the police and attack by the land guards.