Disaster Strikes on Lake Volta; Four Confirmed Dead
Four people reported to be members of the Assemblies of God Church have been confirmed dead after an accident on the Lake Volta.
According to reports, the victims were heading to New Akrade after a church programme in Senchi when the canoe in which they were traveling capsized, throwing them into the lake. Six of the eleven people on board the canoe managed to be rescued while four of them perished.
The Eastern regional PRO of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Selasie Desewu, who was at the scene of the accident revealed a search team has been put in place to look for the last remaining person who is yet to be accounted for.
He also revealed that the six survivors were rescued by fishermen in the area, who hurried to the scene of the accident when the canoe capsized.
Since the news hit the media, many commentators have started asking questions concerning the use of life jacket when traveling on the lake, with many asking whether life jackets are not made available to travelers on the lake or travelers simply refuse to wear them when given.