General News of Friday, 17 June 2016
A mother and her child have perished in another boat disaster on the Volta Lake in the Brong Ahafo region.
The two were part of six passengers on board the boat making its way to Akuvi when the incident happened.
Ebenezer Ocansey, an eyewitness who narrated the incident to Starr FM’s Brong Ahafo regional correspondent Michael Mfum Sarpong, said the traders were returning to Akuvi from Kakaji when the boat they were traveling on encountered a heavy storm.
Ocansey said four people were rescued by residents around the Volta Lake but unfortunately the woman and her daughter drowned.
The body of the child whose age is not known has been retrieved but residents are still searching for the remains of the mother, according to Ocansey.
This latest incident comes few days after 19 people died in a boat disaster at Yeji in the Volta region.