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Another Boat Disaster On The Volta Lake Kills 8 Students

Another incident of a boat capsizing on the Volta Lake has taken the lives of eight students.

The incident occured in the Sene East District of the Bono East Region.

The eight students from the Atikagome Community died when the boat they were travelling on to school capsized on the Volta Lake.

The deceased students were among 20 others who were travelling from Atikagome to Wayokope when the incident occurred in the middle of the journey.

Ibrahim Wudonyim, the Sene East Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), told Citi News information about the tragedy did not get to them on time.

He said the incident occurred at a small fishing community where the only school in the area is located.

Boat capsizing incidents

This is not the first time a boat has capsized on the Volta Lake, killing people including students. A lot of people who use the lake have no access to life jackets, putting their lives at risk.

In April 2022, seven people died after a boat in which they were travelling capsized on the Volta Lake.

The seven were part of twenty people onboard the boat from a dwarf island, Jemeni to Havekokpe when the incident occurred. Midway through the journey, they were caught up in a heavy storm, which capsized the boat.

Five (5) females and two (2) male adults lost their lives, while thirteen (13) others were rescued.

Source – Tru News Report

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