Eight school children have drowned in the volta Lake following a boat disaster in the Sene East District of the Bono East Region.
This happened per reports occurred on January 24, 2023, at about 7:00am.
According to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the deceased were among 20 pupils who were in the boat travelling from Atikagome to Wayokope, where their school is located.
They noted out of the numbers, twelve pupils managed to swim to safety whiles eight died which compromises of five boys and three girls between the ages of 5 and 12.
The Sene East District Director of NADMO, Ibrahim Wudonyim, revealed that before they got the accident scene, some community members and Marine Police had managed to retrieve all eight bodies from the Lake.
The bodies have been sent to Atikagome, a fishing community.
The community has been thrown into mourning, fear and shock as a result of the incident.