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19.04.2006 Disaster

Ten people perished in Volta Lake boat disaster

By GNA
It is now established that 10 people died in the boat disaster on the Volta Lake on Saturday April 8 2006.

The Minister of Harbours and Railways, Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi had given the official figure when he addressed a press conference on the disaster on Wednesday April 12 2006 in Accra.

When GNA followed up to Tepa-Abotoase on Sunday April 16 2006, the Secretary to the Boat Owners Association, Mr Yaw Kaizaro Awoye confirmed that only the following died in the disaster: Yayra Tobo aged one year eight months; Kweku Ahiagba, three years; Bright Marcharty, one year seven months; Doe Tabo, eight years; Fati Hassan, seven years; Lydia Ahiagba, five years; Lamin Siedu, 16 years; Mami Labila, 40 year-old pregnant woman; Ama Bedra, 46 years and Gado Zamanama, 70 years.
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