Seven individuals perished after a boat traveling to Havorkope in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District of the Eastern Region capsized, according to the Eastern Regional Police Command.
The boat carrying about 20 persons overturned midway through their journey due to a storm, according to Eastern Regional Police PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh.
Mr. Tetteh added that, the seven people that drowned “include five females and two males. Their ages range between 31 to 60 years and the 13 others who were on board have since been rescued.”
The bodies of the deceased have been put at a private mortuary, according to DSP Tetteh, while the police investigate.
According to witnesses, a violent wind storm caused the boat on which the victims were traveling to capsize between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, drowning several of the passengers.
A search party was initially dispatched to look for the dead in the river.
Seth Kwame Acheampong, the Eastern Regional Minister, also stated that he is working closely with Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, to investigate the problem.