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One dead, others missing in Black Volta boat accident

By Vincent Ashitey
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One person has been confirmed dead following a boat disaster on the Black Volta in the Bole District of the Savannah Region.

Mr. Kipo Sulemana, Bole District Director of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), who confirmed the incident said two others survived the incident while five are still unaccounted for.

“They were traders who were coming from the northern part of the Bono side across to their villages, and they are always around the riverside up to the Côte d’Ivoire boundary. These people were coming from the northern side and when they got to a point, their canoe capsized. We recorded one death, a lady. The ladies were two with three men and the one who was driving the engine boat is yet to be recovered to know whether he is alive or not.”

NADMO also disclosed that the boat was loaded with the victims and goods at the time the accident happened.

Mr. Sulemana had earlier said that the part of the lake where they were travelling was littered with tree stumps which allegedly caused the accident.

He said where the incident happened was inaccessible, adding NADMO was relying on local people to help rescue those missing.