Seven perish in boat accident on Lake Volta

Seven people have died after a boat capsized on the Late Volta in the Kwahu North district of the Eastern Region.

Police Public Relations officer in the region DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said the incident occurred at 6pm on Thursday night April 14, 2022.

A passenger boat with 20 persons travelling on the Volta Lake from Dzemeni to Havorkope on the Dwarf Island capsized midday after they were caught up in a heavy storm.

Seven persons, five female, two males between the ages of 31 to 60 years, got drowned.

The bodies of the deceased are at private mortuary on the island as police commence investigations.

The District National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) operations officer, Karrah Joseph Eric said 13 others onboard the boat have since been rescued after a search and rescue efforts by the boat owners.

“The search efforts begun since last night, it hasn’t ended yet, due to the nature of the river ,it is likely that some other passengers on board may have drifted to other places,” he said.

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