Eight schoolchildren killed after boat capsizes in Ghana

 

Primary School Students used to illustrate the story


Officials have confirmed that eight schoolchildren in Ghana’s Bono East Region were killed after a boat taking them to school capsized on the Volta Lake.

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) told journalists that the eight five boys and three girls, aged five to 12, were among 20 pupils on their way to school in Wayokope, a community across the lake.

Ibrahim Wudonyim, the coordinator of NADMO, said the Marine Police Unit of Ghana Police Service, assisted by some locals, had recovered the bodies of the deceased.

Investigations are underway to find out the cause of the capsizing.

(Xinhua/NAN)