The bodies of six children, all under three years old, were earlier found in the river on Sunday by a rescue team.

wpid-Volta-River-Boat-Ride-300x224.jpgTraveling from Nantwekope to Yejiover with over 60 passengers on board and foodstuffs to trade, the incident occurred when the boat hit a tree trump in the river and capsized.

Confirming the incident and the death toll to local media, a local official said the boat had been overloaded.

Some survivors suggest more people may have drowned.

The rescue team is still searching for other missing passengers. Endit

SOURCE: XINHUA

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