Tragedy struck in Ghana as eight school children in the West African country’s Bono East Region were killed after the boat taking them to school reportedly capsized on the Volta Lake.
National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) told journalists that the eight, five boys and three girls aged five to 12, were among 20 pupils who were on their way to school in Wayokope, a community across the lake.
NADMO Coordinator Ibrahim Wudonyim said the Marine Police Unit of Ghana Police Service, assisted by some locals, have recovered the bodies of the deceased.
Investigations are said to be underway to find out the cause of the accident.
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