Afram Plains: Police identify seven victims of drowning incident

The seven are all farmers who were crossing the Volta Lake when the boat they were traveling on capsized during a storm.

Thirteen other people who were on the boat were rescued by some fishermen in the area.

The incident occured at about 8am, according to the police.

The seven have been identified as Aku Dzetror, 60, Esther Akorli, 31, Faustina Kpeli, 32, Evelyn Akpaglo, 31, Aku Adanyo, 55, Mary Magic, 39 and Edward Gati, 31.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, told Graphic Online that the operator of the boat Ekemeve Amowuga was also said to have drowned. DSP Tetteh indicated that the body of the deceased had been deposited at a mortuary on the Dwarf island.

Source: graphicconline

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