Eight pupils die on way to school in boat mishap

Tragedy struck in Wayokope community of Ghana’s Bono East Region on Tuesday as eight school children were killed after the boat taking them to school capsized on the Volta Lake.

The victims of the boat disaster include five boys and three girls aged five to 12, according to National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ghana, in a chat with journalists.

The boat was carrying a total of 20 pupils who were 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, have recovered the bodies of the deceased.

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

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