Tragedy looms in B/A as five children drown in River Volta

Tragedy looms in B/A as five children drown in River Volta

Six children are feared to have  drowned when a boat carrying 60 persons capsized on the River Volta in the Brong Ahafo Region on Sunday.

Eyewitness say the boat which was carrying passengers from Nantwekope to Yeji hit a tree stump in the middle of the journey and capsized.The eyewitness said the passengers who could swim began helping other passengers to stay afloat after the boat capsized but they got tired and could not hold on for long.

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'Swimming from that side to the shore is far. So the men gave up and perched by tree stumps for survival. I was on the boat with my wife, my mother and my children...I was only able to save my mother and my wife but I could not save my children,' a survivor narrated.

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So far, rescue efforts are in place as some passengers are yet to be accounted for. Early this month, a canoe meant for five carried 15 passengers - three times its capacity - and capsized on the lake leaving four dead.

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