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One dead, dozens missing as boat capsizes on Volta Lake

A joint team of police personnel and officials of the National Disaster Mangement Organisation (NADMO) are on a rescue mission for victims who drowned on the Volta Lake after their boat capsized.

The victims were returning to Agalarkope from Dzemeni in the Volta Region.

Police preliminary report says two persons – a former assemblyman and a passenger – onboard the boat reported the incident to them at about 12:30am Friday.

They came in with the lifeless body of 60-year-old.

The deceased and his son were among 25 others who were on the boat until a strong wind capsized it.

The body of the deceased, whose name was given as Adwoa Alihele, was retrieved by her 18-year-old son.

Nine others were rescued.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Donkokrom Presbyterian Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

Poor visibility made the police withdraw search efforts until later on Friday.