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N/R: Three Die In White Volta Disaster

Three persons have been confirmed dead after a canoe capsized on the White Volta at Daboya in the Northern region.

Three others who were also travelling on the boat have been rescued.

The victims were returning to Sisipe from a political rally in the North Gonja district capital Sunday night when the accident happened.

Six persons were aboard the fishing canoe when it overturned midway through the journey.

The three other persons were rescued by a local search party and are currently safe.

Rescuers, however, were unable to rescue the three females and only reached their bodies after it afloated.

The DCE for North Gonja district, Hon. Sooku Yahuzah described the incident as “sad”.

Mr. Yahuzah was unable to explain what caused the tragedy but said people have refused to use lifejackets procured by the assembly.

An inspection team of police and health officials were at the scene, and the deceased are to be buried in line with the tenants of Islam.

Source:  radioxyzonline.com

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