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11 drown in River Oti, 5 missing after boat accident

On Tuesday evening, eleven people, including two minors, lost their lives when a boat they were travelling in capsized on the Oti River.

The accident occurred as the boat, which had departed from Dambai and was headed towards Njari, a farming and fishing community under the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region, overturned.

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Reports indicate that six individuals have been rescued so far, while five others remain missing.

The Assembly member of Dambai Lakeside, Mr. Emmanuel Atali, stated that a swift rescue operation was launched by Navy officials and local boat operators following the incident.

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Four women, including a baby girl, were immediately found and rushed to the Dambai Health Centre for intensive care.

The passengers on board the ill-fated boat were reportedly returning from the Dambai market, which is active every Monday and Tuesday.

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The Chairman of Boat Operators, Mr. Clement Kwasi Checki, expressed deep grief over the incident, highlighting the community’s shock and sorrow at the loss of lives in the tragic event.

Authorities are continuing their search and rescue efforts to locate the remaining missing persons.

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