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8 Pupils Drown On Volta Lake While Going To School

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 Source: Aboagye Frank Hartmann

Eight pupils from the Atikagome Community in the Sene East District of the Bono East Region have drowned after their boat capsized on the Volta Lake.

The sad incident happened on Monday, January 24, 2023.

The eight deceased pupils were among twenty pupils who were on their way to school when the incident occurred.

According to the Sene East Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ibrahim Wudonyim, there was little they could do because they had the information late.

” Atikagome is a fishing community on an Island so pupils from the community attend school at Wayokope because that is where there is a school. So this morning while on their way to school the boat they were traveling on capsized leading to the death of 8 of the children out of the 20, we are on our way to the community because we had the information very late”, Ibrahim Wudonyim revealed.

Meanwhile, efforts are underway to retrieve all the bodies.

Source: Aboagye Frank Hartmann