NADMO rescues 15 in deadly canoe accident on Volta Lake

NADMO rescues 15 in deadly canoe accident on Volta Lake

About 15 persons have been rescued by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) after their boat capsized on the Volta Lake at Yeji in the Pru District leading to the death of four persons. 

According to NADMO, the deceased persons included a a 3-year old child, a man and two women. NADMO says it has commenced investigations into the accident which occurred when some travelers were being ferried across the lake, in a canoe to Makango in the Gonja East district.

The Coordinator of NADMO for the Brong Ahafo Region, Felix Osei Asiedu says some officials have been dispatched to the area to assist with investigations.

In Feburary this year, nearly five hundred passengers would have perished on board a Yeji-bound ferry from Makango near Tamale, but for the swift intervention of rescuers.

The ferry, reported to have been overloaded with about four cars, other cargo and passengers, started sinking due to a leakage.

 

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