8 persons die in boat accident on Oti River

Eight persons out of the eleven passengers onboard a canoe have died after it capsized on the Oti River.

The accident happened on Monday, March 27.

The passengers were mourners traveling from Kpajoti, a village in the Krachi Nchumuru District to Sabaja in the Krachi West Municipality.

They were all without life jackets, an eyewitness said.

The Assemblyman Wuringa electoral area, Francis Yaw Bio told TV3’s Martin Asiedu Darteh on the mid-day news that the number of passengers onboard the canoe, 11, was more than what the canoe could take which is six.

“There were eleven people in the canoe, including the driver making it 12. The number was bigger than what the canoe could take, they are supposed to be six passengers, ” he said.

He further said investigations have commenced into the causes of the accident.

Source: Laud Nartey

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