Regional News of 2014-06-19

8 more bodies retrieved from Volta Lake

Eight more bodies have been retrieved from the Volta Lake in the boat accident that occurred near Tokroanu in the Krachi-East District last Saturday.

This brings to 18 the number of bodies retrieved from the lake so far.

Ten bodies were retrieved on June 14 while eight others were retrieved on June 16.

Twenty-three of the passengers on board were rescued, but nine have still not been found.

According to the Krachi-East District Commander of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Jordan Quaye, 19 adults and four children were rescued after the disaster struck last Saturday.

Fifty people comprising 30 adults and 20 children were on board when the boat struck a tree stump and capsized.

They were said to be travelling from Ayafi-Battor to Kissiekope, near Tokroanu, when the accident occurred.

The dead bodies have been deposited at the Worawora Evangelical Presbyterian Hospital.

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