The incident occurred when the boat carrying passengers traveling from Nantwekope to Yeji with their foodstuff to trade hit a tree trump in the middle of the journey and capsized, eyewitnesses told local media Sunday evening.

VoltaRiverWithAdombeBridge183-1-The cause of the tragedy is still unknown but passengers blamed it on the overloading of the boat.

According to the eyewitnesses, passengers who could swim began helping others to stay afloat after the boat capsized but they got tired and could not hold on for long.

Rescue team that arrived at the scene moments after the incidents including the Ghana Navy tried to rescue some survivors.

Similar incident was reported on the same lake about a month ago which claimed four lives. Endit

Source: Xinhua


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