The information web site studies that the eight deceased pupils have been amongst 20 others who have been travelling from Atikagome to Wayokope when the incident occurred halfway into the journey.
The Sene East Director of the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Group (NADMO), Ibrahim Wudonyim has confirmed the unhappy incident.
He mentioned that his outfit obtained details about the tragedy late and there was little they may do to avoid wasting the lives of the victims.
He added that it occurred in a small fishing group the place the one college within the space is positioned.
An analogous tragic incident occurred on Thursday, April 14 final 12 months by which seven out of twenty individuals travelling on the identical Volta Lake died after the boat capsized.
It occurred within the Afram Plains space of the Jap Area.
The passengers have been travelling from Dzemani to Havekope, however at about 8:00 am, they encountered a heavy storm on the lake, which overwhelmed them.
A few of the passengers have been rescued by native fishermen, however seven drowned.
The ages of the deceased in that tragedy ranged between 16 and 31.
Additionally, in Could 2020, 5 individuals died after a ship carrying 25 passengers from Dzemeni to Agalakope was hit by a heavy storm, inflicting it to capsize. Ten individuals have been instantly rescued however the others perished.
One of many victims, an 18-year-old boy, saved himself, however his 60-year-old mom, Adjoa Ahilehe, didn’t survive.
Additionally, in 2021, six individuals reportedly died when the canoe by which they have been travelling on the identical Volta Lake capsized.
The incident occurred within the Biakoye District of the Oti Area, killing 4 females and two males, whereas 4 different passengers have been saved.
Experiences by the Day by day Graphic said that one of many victims was recognized as Evelyn Gadagoe, a final-year scholar at Kadjebi-Asato Senior Excessive Faculty.
In line with the Police Commander for Nkonya, DSP David Asirifi Donkor, data gathered from eyewitnesses indicated that the passengers on board the canoe have been returning to their villages after going to work on their farms.
He mentioned that alongside the journey, the canoe encountered robust winds and capsized.