Ghana: at least five dead when a ship capsizes in Lake Volta


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At least five people died when the boat they were traveling in capsized in a storm on Lake Volta on Saturday, Ghanaian authorities said.

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A local official reported that the ship was carrying overbooked passengers (about 25) from Azizania to Azizakpe.

Ebenezer Tege-Narti Kiseh, coordinator of the National Disaster Management Agency, told the Xinhua news agency that the boat was “cut in two” in a heavy storm and all on board were found in the lake waters, with anybody. wearing a life jacket. He said rescuers were looking for survivors, but he did not give a number.

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On January 24, eight students were killed when the boat they were traveling in capsized in Lake Volta.

source: iefi merida

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