Boat with 40 men upset by tempest in Volta lake
Around 40 individuals are dreaded dead on the Volta Lake after a boat conveying them upset because of a tempest.
The boat was traversing the Lake from Tongor-Dzemeni in the South Dayi Area of the Volta Locale to Havorkope in the Kwahu Afram Fields North Region of the Eastern District, when it experienced the tempest prompting the mishap.
Delegate Director of Police (DSP) Nii Charles Otoo Quaye, the South Dayi Region Police Authority, affirmed the occurrence to the Ghana News Organization (GNA) yet said the appalling episode happened external his locale.
Mr John Kofi Abbery, a senior at Tongor-Dzemeni, who visited the scene following the occurrence, expressed near 30 bodies were recovered from the stream at the hour of his visit and that a large portion of the casualties were ladies and a few understudies venturing out to their folks for the Easter break.
“In the event that you are not a man you can’t see the bodies, they are a large number. This is agonizing,” he said.
Miss Golo Doh Benedicta, a 16-year-old survivor, who addressed the GNA by means of telephone from Havorkope, said the episode happened at around 1600 to 1700 hours on Thursday, April 14.
She said the detachable engine of the boat went off and water started to enter when the tempest hit.
“A few of us were yelling, others were crying, moaning and calling for help from God since we saw the boat was sinking,” she said, depicting the occurrence as horrendous.
She said she bounced onto one of the sheets of the boat and was drifting on the outer layer of the water before one more boat acted the hero and a few different travelers.
The boat was conveying manures and beverages among different merchandise, she said, adding; “I made due by effortlessness, I truly saw my passing, I could do nothing. I was apprehensive and crying however I say thanks to God for saving my life.”
Mr Mawuta Kpetigo, an educator at Havorkope, who likewise affirmed the occurrence, said search tasks were progressing to recover the other bodies.
“My senior sister is likewise among the people in question, however her body hasn’t been found at this point, so we are as yet searching for herself and different bodies,” he said.
More than upset 500 individuals from the local area were assembled at the shore while the hunt proceeded, Mr Kpetigo said.