8 school children drown in Volta Lake

Following a boat accident in the Sene East District of the Bono East Region, eight schoolchildren drowned in Volta Lake.

The fatalities were among 20 students aboard a boat travelling from Atikagome to Wayokope, where their school is located, according to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Twelve students were able to swim to safety.

According to NADMO, the eight deaths include five boys and three girls aged five to twelve.

Ibrahim Wudonyim, Sene East District Director of NADMO, told Graphic Online that before they arrived at the accident scene, some community members and Marine Police had recovered all eight dead from the Lake.

He stated that the incident occurred at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.


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