Wednesday, 18 June 2014

18 bodies retrieved from Tokroanu boat disaster

total of 18 bodies have been retrieved from the Volta Lake following a boat accident that occurred near Tokroanu in the Krachi-East district last Saturday.

Ten bodies were retrieved on Saturday, June 14 whilst eight of them were retrieved on Monday, June 16.

Twenty-three of the passengers on board were rescued with nine bodies still missing and yet to be found in the lake.

According to the Krachi-East District Commander of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Jordan Quaye, 10 bodies were retrieved on Saturday, June 14, with eight retrieved on Monday, June 16.

He disclosed that 19 adults and four children were rescued after the disaster struck last Saturday.

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

A total number of 50, 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.

Wednesday 18 June 2014


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